December 30, 2011

CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2012

Competition Info:

The 2012 Africa Cup of Nations ("AFCON") will be the 28th edition of the championship of Africa which is organized and executed by the Confederation of African Football ("CAF"). The tournament will be played between the 21st January 2012 and the 12th February 2012.
The competition will be co-hosted by two countries: Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. The matches will be played in the following venue cities.




Venues

1. Libreville (Stade d'Angondjé)

The Stade d'Angondjé is a stadium in Angondjé, a suburb of Libreville in Gabon. It is referred to as Stade de l'Amitié
The stadium build was expected to take 20 months and will be funded by the Gabonaise and Chinese governments.It is one of four stadiums to be used for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations and is expected to host the competition final. The inaugural football match played here was Gabon facing off against Brazil. Brazil won that match 2-0. The symbolic laying of the foundation stone was made by the Gabonese Sports Minister Rene Ndemezo’Obiang and the Chinese Vice Minister Fu Ziying in April 2010. This stadium was constructed by China, and built on a 30 hectare area by the Chinese company Shanghai Construction. The work was entirely funded by China while Gabon developed the site, including bringing water and electricity, and building access roads.
Libreville is the capital of Gabon and characterized by modern architecture and many places of modern culture. In Libreville, French is becoming the native language.

2. Franceville (Stade de Franceville)

Built in 2005, the stage of Fanceville is among the largest football stadiums in Gabon.. In a capacity of 10,000 spectators, Gabon has planned a series of works to enable him to receive for the African Cup of Nations 2012 to 35 000 people. Usually, the stadium "Renovation" - the other name of the stadium Franceville - is the venue of home matches of FC Franceville. During the CAN 2012, however, the stage of Franceville will be the showplace for three group stage matches and a quarterfinal.
Franceville is one of the biggest towns in Gabon and probably the most modern city there. Its infrastructure allows Franceville being an economic and social centre in the southeast of Gabon. The city is also known for its waterfalls.

3. Bata (Estádio de Bata)

Stade de Bata is a multi-use stadium in Bata, Equatorial Guinea. The stadium has a capacity of 22,000 people and is currently being expanded to 40,000 as one of the host stadiums for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations including the opening ceremony and semi-final. The stadium, was completed in 2007. It was a venue for the 2008 Women's African Football Championship. The stadium is located a few kilometers from the coast and adjacent to a sport complex currently under construction which features an indoor sports hall, covered swimming pool, hotel and most main sporting codes.
Bata itself is the largest city in Equatorial Guinea and is famous for its function as one of the biggest harbours on Africa's westcoast. Along with its airport, it is an economic centre in Equatorial Guinea.

4. Malabo (Estádio de Malabo)

Nuevo Estádio de Malabo is a multi-purpose stadium in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds 15,250 and opened in 2007. It is currently the home ground of the Equatorial Guinea national football team. It is one of the host stadiums for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. It hosted the final of the Women's African Nations Football cup in 2008.
Malabo is the capital of Equatorial Guinea and is located at the northern coast of Boiko island. It is however not the biggest city of the country. Malabo was and is often called as the "Auschwitz of Africa" as many people died during dictatorships. Equatorial Guinea is one of the countries where Spanish is the main language apart from Latin America and Spain itself.


Match Officials
These men will act as main referees:
1 Khalid Abdel Rahman (SUD, 1968)
2 Néant Alioum (CMR, 1982)
3 Daniel Bennett (RSA, 1976)
4 Mohamed Benouza (ALG, 1972)
5 Koman Coulibaly (MLI, 1970)
6 Badara Diatta (SEN, 1969)
7 Noumandiez Doue (CIV, 1970)
8 Bouchaib El Ahrach (MRC, 1972)
9 Bakary Gassama (GAM, 1979)
10 Gehad Grisha (EGY, 1976)
11 Djamel Haimoudi (ALG, 1970, r.)
12 Slim Jedidi (TUN, 1970)
13 Ali Lemghaifry (MAU, 1975)
14 Eddy Maillet (SEY, 1967)
15 Hamada Nampiandraza(MAD, 1984) 
16 Eric Otogo (GAB, 1976)
17 Rajindraparsad Seechurn (MRI, 1970)
18 Janny Sikazwe (ZAM, 1979)

These men will act as assistant referees:
1 Redouane Achik (MRC, 1972)
2 Jean-Claude Birumushahu (BDI, 1972)
3 Balkrishna Bootun (MRI, 1973)
4 Richard Bouende-Malonga (CGO, 1974)
5 Djibril Camara (SEN, 1983)
6 Moffat Champiti (MWI, 1967)
WC 2010 trio: Hassani, Maillet, Menkouande
7 Jason Damoo (SEY, 1975)
8 Balla Diarra (MLI, 1974)
9 Aboubacar Doumbouya (GUI, 1976)
10 Peter Edibe (NGA, 1970)
11 Abdelhak Etchiali (ALG, 1981)
12 Beshir Hassani (TUN, 1969)
13 Felicien Kabanda (RWA, 1971)
14 Evarist Menkouande (CMR, 1974)
15 Yanoussa Moussa (CMR, 1973)
16 Angessom Ogbamariam (ERI, 1971)
17 Aden Marwa Range (KEN, 1977)
18 David Shaanika (NAM, 1980)
19 Zakhele Siwela (RSA, 1982)
20 Theophile Vinga (GAB, 1975)
21 Songuifolo Yeo (CIV, 1970)


Groups and Matches

Group A
#
Team

Points
Goals
1
Zambia
7
4-2
2
Equatorial Guinea
6
3-2
3
Libya
4
4-4
4
Senegal
0
2-5
Saturday, 21st January 2012, Bata (EQG)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
19:30
Equatorial Guinea
Libya
Noumandiez Doue (CIV)
22:00
Senegal
Zambia
Néant Alioum (CMR)
Wednesday, 25th January 2012, Bata (EQG)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
17:00
Libya
Zambia
Koman Coulibaly (MLI)
20:00
Equatorial Guinea
Senegal
Khalid Abdel Rahman (SUD)
Sunday, 29th January 2012, Bata (EQG)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
19:00
Libya
2:1 rtfs
Senegal
Rajindraparsad Seechurn (MRI)
Sunday, 29th January 2012, Malabo (EQG)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
19:00
Equatorial Guinea
Zambia
Mohamed Benouza (ALG)



Group B
#
Team

Points
Goals
1
Côte d'Ivoire
9
5-0
2
Sudan
4
4-4
3
Angola
4
4-5
4
Burkina Faso
0
2-6

Sunday, 22nd January 2012, Malabo (EQG)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
17:00
Côte d’Ivoire
Sudan
Rajindraparsad Seechurn (MRI)
20:00
Burkina Faso
Angola
Mohamed Benouza (ALG)
Thursday, 26th January 2012, Malabo (EQG)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
17:00
Sudan
Angola
Ali Lemghaifry (MAU)
20:00
Côte d’Ivoire
Burkina Faso
Ghead Grisha (EGY)
Monday, 30th January 2012, Malabo (EQG)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
19:00
Côte d’Ivoire
Angola
Slim Jedidi (TUN)
Monday, 30th January 2012, Bata (EQG)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
19:00
Sudan
2:1 rtfs
Burkina Faso
Eric Otogo (GBN)



Group C
#
Team

Points
Goals
1
Gabon
9
6-2
2
Tunisia
6
4-3
3
Morocco
3
4-5
4
Niger
0
1-5

Monday, 23rd January 2012, Libreville (GAB)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
17:00
Gabon
Niger
Eddy Maillet (SEY)
20:00
Morocco
Tunisia
Daniel Bennett (RSA)
Friday, 27th January 2012, Libreville (GAB)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
17:00
Niger
Tunisia
Janny Sikazwe (ZAM)
20:00
Gabon
Morocco
Bakary Gassama (GAM)
Tuesday, 31st January 2012, Libreville (GAB)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
19:00
Niger
Morocco
Hamada Nampiandraza (MAD)
Tuesday, 31st January 2012, Franceville (GAB)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
19:00
Gabon
Tunisia
Noumandiez Doue (CIV)



Group D
#
Team

Points
Goals
1
Ghana
7
4-1
2
Mali
6
3-3
3
Guinea
4
7-5
4
Botsuana
0
2-9

Tuesday, 24th January 2012, Franceville (GAB)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
17:00
Ghana
Botsuana
Badara Diatta (SEN)
20:00
Mali
Guinea
Slim Jedidi (TUN)
Saturday, 28th January 2012, Franceville (GAB)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
17:00
Botsuana
Guinea
Bouchaib El Ahrach (MRC)
20:00
Ghana
Mali
Djamel Haimoudi (ALG)
Wednesday, 1st February 2012, Franceville (GAB)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
19:00
Ghana
Guinea
Daniel Bennett (RSA)
Wednesday, 1st February 2012, Libreville (GAB)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
19:00
Botsuana
1:2
Mali
Khalid Abdel Rahman (SUD)



Quarterfinals

Saturday, 04th February 2012, Bata (EQG)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
17:00
Zambia
-:-
Sudan
Bakary Gassama (GAM)
Saturday, 04th February 2012, Malabo (EQG)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
20:00
Côte d’Ivoire
-:-
Equatorial Guinea
Eddy Maillet (SEY)
Sunday, 05th February 2012, Libreville (GAB)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
17:00
Gabon
Mali
Djamel Haimoudi (ALG)
Sunday, 05th February 2012, Franceville (GAB)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
20:00
Ghana
Tunisia
Néant Alioum (CMR)



Semifinals

Wednesday, 08th February 2012, Bata (EQG)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
17:00
Zambia
Ghana
Mohamed Benouza (ALG)
Wednesday, 08th February 2012, Libreville (GBN)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
20:00
Mali
-:-
Côte d’Ivoire
Daniel Bennett (RSA)



3rd Place

Saturday, 11th February 2012, Malabo (EQG)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
17:00
Ghana
0:2
Mali
Ghead Grisha (EGY)



Final

Sunday, 12th February 2012, Libreville (GBN)
Time
Home
Res.
Away
Referee
20:00
Zambia
8:7
pso 
(0-0)
Côte d’Ivoire
Badara Diatta (SEN)


sources:
http://www.weltfussball.de/ ; http://www.coupedafrique.com/ ; http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Hauptseite ; http://www.stepmap.de/ ; own researches

68 Comments:

  1. F. Taveira30/12/11 19:07

    hum... and Neant Alioum? a referee with potencial and they call two from Algeria...

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  2. This is only a list of names I found out through some hours of research at google. I tried everything to get a full list, no success. Mostly, CAF does not even manage to publish appointments prior to the kick-offs.
    Alioum, Doue, Coulibaly and so on may follow. Some names have been published by newspaper articles, e.g. Champiti's or Edibe's ones.

    So do not worry, the expected names will appear, and of course one has to stress that they normally nominate 16 referees and 16 assistant referees. I am still expecting a Tunisian duo (Bennaceur and Hassani), a Moroccan one (El Ahrach and Achik), a Cameroon duo (Alioum and Menkouande), a Ivorian one (Doue and Yeo) and perhaps some others like Angessom Ogbamariam or Jason Damoo.

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  3. There will be no referee from Ghana, no Joseph Lamptey, no David Laryea or Ibrahim Badiu.

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  4. Hi Niclas! Happy New Year! And I have a proposition for you. Let everyone does a list of matches that will look on. Of course, I think about evaluating of refs. After each month you can do a subjective ranking of referee performances by each user. What do you think?

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  5. Hello, thanks.
    I wish everybody a good new year as well.
    I am going to talk about your suggestion with Carlos, but why not?

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  6. Other possible names that I expect are: Coulibaly (Mali),Alioum (Cameroon), Doue (Iv. Coast), Damon (South Africa).
    And what about Maillet? Some time ago I read an interview in which he stated that African Cup of Nations 2012 was his final target in his long and impressive career, and for this reason he would not have retired before.
    So, i think he should be one of the names, and if so, a really big one...
    Nevertheless it seems that (reading on worldreferee) Niclas doesn't love him and his style so much. :)
    By the way, Niclas you have 2 new mails to check.


    HAPPY NEW YEAR AGAIN TO EVERYBODY

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  7. Maillet. I am not sure but it sometimes seems that Maillet could have already retired, no matches during the last months. But we will see, he has a good AR (Jason Damoo).

    Slim Jedidi is confirmed from Tunisia along with Beshir Hassani. A surprise that Ben Naceur is not taken? To my mind yes.
    Aboubacar Doumbouya from Guinea also nominated.

    Jerome Damon was injured during the last weeks and could hence not participate at the Cairo fitness tests and will therefore miss CAN 2012 for sure.

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  8. CAF has chosen a Cameroon trio.
    Alioum, Menkouande, Moussa.
    source: http://www.camfoot.com/actualites/eto-o-fecafoot-etoudi-comme-arbitre,14618.html

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  9. Ugandese referee Ssegonga seems to have retired from the pitch, I don't see his name on FIFA site.
    By the way, I don't know why FIFA has put the sammarinese referee Leonardo Guidi in the italian list for 2012. This is a great joke.
    He is italian, yes, borned in the italian town of Urbino, but he is a sammarinese referee. :)

    Niclas, I got your mail.
    Thanks.

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  10. movements in France:
    David Benech and Laurent Ugo out, Stephan Luzi and Huseyin Ocak in. No surprise.

    The Guidi case is weird, I have no explanation for that.

    Coffi Codjia has been removed from the FIFA panel.

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  11. Edward, any idea why Christos Baltas had to leave the list?

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  12. Jerome Damon is out from FIFA list....

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  13. Yes, he perhaps has to wait a year because he could not make the fitness tests for CAF/FIFA.
    He has been injured until December, the tests were however in November, so I would not give him up too early.

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  14. Finally, CAFONLINE.com has published the list of referees.
    In your list, the missing names are:

    1) Maillet (Seychelles)
    2) Abdel Rahman (Sudan)
    3) Coulibaly (Mali)
    4) El Ahrach (Morocco)
    5) Doue (Ivory Coast)
    6) Nampiandraza Hamada el Moussa (Madagascar)

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  15. what a surprise, CAF has released the list..

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  16. Expected names, even though Hamada is only 27 years old..
    The assistant referees also the expected ones, perhaps Diarra is a small surprise and that Inacio Candido is missing the tournament.

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  17. <>

    Christos Baltas failed the writing exams last summer and was removed from both the Super League and FIFA list.

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  18. Thanks for this info.

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  19. Niklas I was thinking that if other Federations have the same system in ranking the Referees.

    I can't find any other documents like UEFA except for AFC.

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  20. yes, that exists. I know that CONMEBOL and CONCACAF have Elite Referees and other categories, CAF as well (at least they had an Elite meeting in November). CONMEBOL has got such a meeting, too, this January.

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  21. Hamada el Moussa Nampiandraza must be a good and perspective young referee from CAF. He whistled a final of CAF U-23 Championship (Olympic Qualifiers by the way). If CAF nominated Ali Lemghaifry, Gassama, Sikazwe, Jedidi and Abdel Rahman, who were in this tourament too, they must nominated Nampiandraza too.

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  22. Yes, but Sylvester Kirwa is missing who got the final in U23. Obviously, his final with two reds was not enough :S

    I am going to publish a detailed opinion thread about the officials.
    70% are done (= written), but it is much this time :S)

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  23. Noumandiez Doue for the opener match. Again I have the pleasure to observe him. Let's see what he will show.

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  24. @Niclas; On Equatorial Guinea goal, it seems TV has wrongly froozen the screen to understand whether it is offside. Your screenshot at Worldreferee.com is more accurate...

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  25. Ok. No problem, I needed 3 replays to make a clear judgement. In every case I think one cannot say it is a big mistake because it is soooo difficult.
    Yeo saw it in my opinion correctly, but more interesting is the 1-0 which was disallowed.
    If I have time later, I'll make a thread on this tiresome issue of passive offside. The same situation occurred yesterday in Schalke-Stuttgart, too, when Brych disallowed a Schalke goal, imo wrongly, due to offside.
    Later more.

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  26. Hi Niclas and all,
    I have downloaded higlights from rojadirecta.
    On the Equatorial Guinea disallowed goal, are you sure that the player isn't in offside when the teammate is shooting?
    Look at this pic:http://img124.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=232017767_Immagine_122_375lo.jpg

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  27. Thanks Chefren!!!
    I have not got this replay, it was blurred at eurosport when I watched it, I will immediately raise Doue's mark. Perfect, Mr Damoo!!!

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  28. I have actually only one problem with this decision, i.e. the point of time when Damoo raised the flag. He raised it when the goalie made the mistake and the ball crossed the line. So I have my doubts that he really have seen THIS as offside, but anyway, decision correct..

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  29. I agree, I was going to write the same thing: probably, Damoo didn't notice the first offisde. The important is however that he made a right decision.
    Still no info about Gabon-Niger today referee. Excellent communication by CAF!
    My guess is Coulibaly.

    What about Benouza yesterday? I want to thank you again Niclas, for your (maybe I could say also "our") work on this AFCON. Hoping to give my help with a match as soon as possible. I see that the first match without an observer is Botswana - Guinea on next saturday.

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  30. Thanks a lot, yes, it is our work. Everything I can do is observing the matches and offering the service of this thread. worldreferee is a big aid as well and of course you, all the observers.

    Benouza had problems yesterday, match reports on both, Seechurn and Benouza will follow in the next hours.
    My guess for the GBN-NIG game is Diatta.

    CAF is slightly unprofessional. The collimations for e.g. the referees, a yellow card, the standing and substitutes in TV look like WC 1990...

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  31. Chefren, I have changed the observer-schedule.

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  32. It's ok, hoping to be able to download the match :) thanks

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  33. sometimes there are even youtube videos with in full length. (e.g.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V11-NAouL8 )

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  34. everybody who wants to make his prediction for matches 9-16 can send me them today via mail or contact form.

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  35. Maillet-Doumbouya, Range-Gassama

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  36. I'm trying to watch something on the web, the yellow card in first half was in my opinion a borderline one, it could have been a straight red.

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  37. Anyway, don't take my words as the truth because I'm watching in a really poor quality. It seems a easy match for Gabon.

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  38. Some incredible calls (at lest two, if I have seen well) by first assistant, Doumbouya.
    He correctly raised the flag for two offsides really difficult to see. In the last call, player had just a foot in offside.
    He seems a talent.

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  39. Yes, you are right.
    To my mind, Eddy missed three straight red cards, one of them was 50-50. He oversaw 4 foot-up-tackles. Qudamah and I have different opinions about his performance as you can see at worldreferee, hence I will publish - this time - two match reports in one pdf.

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  40. Different opinions are important. However, it seems that you and Qadamah agree about the penalty situation on 86', I was not able to watch that.
    After today matches, first matchday is over. I'm going to send my predictions for the next appointments.

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  41. Ok nice!
    Diatta-Camara, Achik-El Ahrach : a top class team!

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  42. First half: without bigger mistakes, but foul detection is a bit doubtful. What a poor style... Weird gestures, too close to an action, weak

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  43. I think we again watch different matches. He is attentive, his style is good. He has a good positioning and tries to be close to the situations, in two moments he was too close, I agree.
    Foul detection was just ok, missed a yellow in 8', assistant referees good as well. If this foul detection is really doubtful, then Maillet's was a 2x-disaster.

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  44. ooh you don't know how content I am.
    Diatta. Perfect decision. Red card for last man against Ghana, upon consultation with Achik no penalty as the foul started outside the box. Brilliant!! Calls +1,5

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  45. Heavy rain problems in Libya - Zambia?

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  46. Yes! Very heavy problems. But the rain has stopped for an hour now.
    Kick-Off: 18:15
    REF: Coulibaly
    AR: Diarra, Malonga
    4th: Seechurn

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  47. Hello Niclas, my report is read on Worldreferee. I have downloaded the match and I haven't no explanations for the red card: TV showed the referee giving it to the player, during 2-1 celebration, but not the why. Furthermore, the player which scored, got a yellow because he took off his shirt. You can go to read what I wrote. Really sorry for my delay, I had big problems looking for the file on the web

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  48. Thank you very much! No problem with the delay, it is quite normal and does not matter, I had no time today to add match reports at all, so it is really no issue.

    I did not find the reason for the red card either, perhaps I'll find something in the www.

    7,8, Abdel Rahman can be very content. I saw only the first 60 minutes so far, will have the rest and the full match of Lemghaifry on Saturday. But what I saw was in the 7,5-8,0 area.

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  49. what a game, what a performance. Gassama has shown the by far best performance of the unknown referees. He must send off a Moroccan player in 90+5, the rest was just excellent (of course, as always, combined with some smaller mistakes..).

    THE BEST MATCH SO FAR.

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  50. Niclas, I have read your marks for Abdel Rahman. You have put my same marks. I wanted to ask if you were able to know something more about the red card.
    Thanks!

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  51. I only know that CAF has revealed in its match report that it was no straight red, but a 2nd caution. Probably two unsporting offenses, e.g. pulling over the kit and then jumping on the tribune. I think something like that should be the reason. 7,8 is a good mark I think.

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  52. Very good call made by El Ahrach..

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  53. Oohh that should be an interesting match, we have already a straight red card, a penalty and some yellow in first half.
    I will download it and as always I think for tomorrow the report will be ready!

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  54. It was very interesting, even though it was of course one-sided. Guinea would be the deserved QF-member, but I think Mali has better chances..

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  55. Unfortunately, Hassani made a big mistake, which is not his fault at all, but well, it also had no influence on the final result.

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  56. It was a big mistake and I totally agree, but tell me how an assistant referee could do in these situations. Here, maybe also an additional assistant would have had problems to see that goal.
    I see that we agree less or more about every report, it's good...

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  57. Technical aids solve such problems..

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  58. Strange appointments...Jedidi was one of the weakest and he gets the best match..
    ZAM-EQG: Benouza, Achik, Doumbouya, Grisha
    LBY-SEN: Seechurn, Edibe, Shaanika, Lemghaifry
    BFA-SUD: Otogo, Camara, Birumushahu, Diatta
    ANG-CIV: Jedidi, Diarra, Kabanda, Coulibaly

    now my predictions are:

    Gabon-Tunisia: Alioum, Menkouande, Moussa, Maillet

    Morocco-Niger: Nampiandraza, Range, Bootun, Haimoudi

    Ghana-Guinea: Bennett, Siwela, Champiti, Gassama

    Mali-Botswana: Abdel Rahman, Ogbamariam, Yeo, Sikazwe

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  59. The only referee without a match until now is only Nampiandraza, right?
    I think appointments are not based on performances.

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  60. At least for now, but maybe also later. CAF seems to act at random and without criteria, as always...

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  61. Yes it seems so :D

    Nampiandraza should get Morocco Niger..I think everyone gets a match.

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  62. Or maybe Nampiandraza is the only stand-by referee?

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  63. Hm, that could be as well.
    He is quite young (1984) and probably he was only taken as Martins had been suspended. However, the Group C is decided, I do not see any reason why one should not appoint him. Gassama has shown that even unknown and young refs from smaller football nations can show the best performance, and Gassama has exactly managed that. At least so far.

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  64. I am excited to observe Mr Jedidi again this evening.
    Let us see what he can show after his first performance. Probably, this is a 2nd chance for him and he should really use it..otherwise CAF has no reason for this appointment.

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  66. So my predictions were not that bad :)

    GBN-TUN Doue, Menkouande, Moussa, Maillet
    MRC-NIG Nampiandraza, Damoo, Marwa, Alioum
    GHA-GUI Bennett, Yeo, Siwela, Gassama
    MLI BOT Abdel Rahman, Champiti, Bootun, Haimoudi

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