AFCON Qualifiers: Four Liberian Referees to Officiate Burkina Faso vs. South Sudan

(L-R) Referees Abraham Fahnbulleh, Jerry Yekeh, George Rogers, Johnson Gbartea at the previous international assignment at the Stade Lat Dior in Dakar on December 6, 2020

FIFA badged referees George Rogers, Johnson Gbartea, Abraham Fahnbulleh and Jerry Yekeh have been assigned to take charge of an AFCON Group B Qualifiers match between Burkina Faso and South Sudan.

The match is slated for Monday, March 29, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. It will be the final round of group matches in Group B of the 2021 AFCON qualifiers.

Burkina Faso are top of the group with eight points from four games and are followed by Uganda and Malawi in the second and third positions with seven and four points respectively, while South Sudan are at the bottom of the log with three points from four games.

Referee Rogers will serve as central referee and will be assisted by Liberia’s most-senior referee Johnson Gbartea (FIFA badged Assistant Ref since 2013) as Assistant Ref-1, Abraham Fahnbulleh as Assistant Ref-2 and Liberia most-senior referee Jerry Yekeh (FIFA badged ref since 2009) as the fourth official.

Central referee Rogers will be making his AFCON debut in the middle after he served as fourth official in his first AFCON match on November 13, 2020.

The assignment is the quartet’s first international assignment for 2021. Their previous international assignment was on December 6, 2020, when they officiated a CAF Champions League match between Teungueth FC of Senegal and Gambia Armed Forces of The Gambia in Dakar, Senegal.


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