Ref. Moses Forkpah Makes CAF Champions League Debut

Moses Forkpah (3rd from right) took charge of the match between Fortune FC of Gambia and ES Setif of Algeria.   

Referee Moses Forkpah has made his CAF Champions League debut after taking charge of the game between Gambian champions Fortune FC and Algerian side ES Setif at the Bakau Independence Stadium in The Gambia.

Saturday’s match was Forkpah’s first CAF Champions League and second international assignment since receiving his FIFA badge in December of 2020. The match, which was the first leg of the preliminary round between the two teams, saw Fortune FC, debutants in the CAF club competition, defeating the two-time Champions League winners 3-0.

Forkpah got his first assignment earlier this year when he was selected along with compatriot Joel W. Doe to officiate in the WAFU U-17 men’s tournament in Sierra Leone in February of this year. He officiated two matches as the center referee in the tournament and also served as the fourth official.

The weekend’s match was also a rewarding moment for others. It was Joel Doe’s second CAF Champions League assignment as Assistant Referee since receiving a FIFA badge in 2019, while George Rogers recorded his third as a fourth official and fifth overall champions league match since becoming an international referee in 2016.