By Femi Adefioye, Lagos
World’s football ruling body, FIFA has picked Egyptian referees led by Ghead Grisha to officiate the World Cup qualifier between Zambia and Nigeria slated for October 9 in Ndola.
Grisha was also in charge of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations group phase clash between the Super Eagles and the Chipolopolo, at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, South Africa, africanFootball.com reports.
Grisha, who has been a FIFA referee since 2008, will be assisted by fellow Egyptians Tahssen Abo El Sadat Bedyer (assistant referee 1), Ahmed Hossameldin Taha (assistant referee 2) and Ibrahim Noureldin (fourth official).
Former FIFA referee, Zeli Sinko, from Cote d’Ivoire, will serve as referee assessor, while former Ghana FA president, Mahamadu Nuru Deen Jawula, will be the match commissioner.