Liberian referee George Rogers will perform his first international assignment as the center referee for the second leg match between Guinea and Guinea-Bissau at the Stade 28 Septembre multi-purpose stadium in Conakry.
Referee Rogers was appointed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) along with three other Liberian referees, including Johnson Gbartea who will serve as assistant one, Sekou Kannah as assistant two, and Isaac Montgomery as the fourth official.
Rogers, 30, began his career in 2010 and has taken charge of crucial matches in the Liberian domestic league and recently was at the center when Liberia defeated Sierra Leone 1-0 in an international friendly match at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
He is the head of the four man delegation that is currently in Conakry, Guinea ahead of the match tomorrow. Guinea and Guinea-Bissau are members of Zone West A that comprises eight countries, that also include Liberia, Mauritania, Gambia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
In the first leg between Guinea and Guinea-Bissau, Guinea clinched a crucial 3-1 away victory that gave the side an advantage ahead of tomorrow’s match.
The Guineans secured the victory following a goalless first half and later got the opener in the 57th minute through Seydouba Camara, and Bissau replied in the 68th minute.
Despite playing away, the Guineans dominated their opponents and scored an additional two goals in the 75th and 77th minutes through Mohamed Camara and Sekou Camara.
The second leg will determine the next four teams that will advance to the second round on August 11.
Zone West A full First leg results
Gambia 0-0 Mali
Sierra Leon 1-1 Senegal
Guinea-Bissau 1-3 Guinea
Liberia 0-2 Mauritania