FIFA has named Eritrean Maeruf Kherseed as the referee for the Wednesday, June 12, clash between Namibia and Nigeria at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek.
The 40- year- old Kherseed became an international referee in 2008. He will be assisted by compatriot Berhe Tesfagiorghis O’Michael, 38, who will be the first assistant referee. O’Michael became an international assistant referee in 2004.
The second linesman for the match is Hassan Egueh Yacin from Djibouti. The Fourth official is another Eritrean, Luelseghed Ghebremichael, a 41- year- old who became an international referee in 2004.
FIFA also announced Mady Kanoso Bora from Madagascar as Referee Assessor and Abbasi Ssendyowa from Uganda as Match Commissioner.
The Crucial 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between the southern Africans and AFCON champion comes up a week after Nigeria play Kenya in Nairobi, in another World Cup qualifiers.