Two Liberian Referees to Officiate at WAFU U-17 Tourney in Senegal

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FIFA-badged Liberian Referees Moses Forkpa (left) and Joel W. Doe

Two of Liberia’s international referees are currently in Senegal following their selection to officiate in the “WAFU A” AFCON Qualifiers 2021.

Six nations including Senegal, Sierra Leone, Mali, Guinea Bissau, Gambia and Mauritania are set to participate in the tournament.

Referee Moses Forkpa and Assistant Referee Joel Doe were selected for the qualifying tournament. The tournament should have been held in Sierra Leone from December 11-20, 2020, but was moved to Senegal due to the current status of the COVDI-19 situation in Sierra Leone.

The tournament will now be held from February 5-13, 2021, in Dakar, Senegal.

This selection marks referee Forkpa’s first international assignment since he became FIFA-badged in 2020. Ref. Forkpa is also among nine Liberian international referees who received their 2021 FIFA badges over the weekend.

For Assistant Referee Doe, this will add up to his archive of international matches since becoming a FIFA-badged referee in 2019.

The six nations have been divided into two groups. Hosts Senegal, The Gambia and Mauritania are in Group A, while Group B includes Mali, Sierra Leone and Guinea Bissau.

The top two teams from each group qualify to the semifinals. The two finalists will represent the WAFU Zone ‘A’ in the final phase of the Total U-17 AFCON, scheduled in Morocco next March.

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