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Nigerians to officiate Vipers, Sfaxien Confederations Cup first leg

Basheer will be the center-referee as Vipers host Sfaxien next Saturday (Photo by Agency)

CAF Confederation Cup – Playoff Round

Vipers SC vs SC Sfaxien

St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende

Saturday, 12-01-2019

KITENDE – Nigerian officials have been handed the task to officiate the CAF Confederations Cup play-off round first leg between Vipers SC and Tunisian giants CS Sfaxien.

This was announced by the Confederations of African Football (CAF), barely a week to the game in Kitende.

In the game that will be played on the 12th of this m

onth, Salisu Basheer will be the center referee assisted by country-mates Isah Usman and Peter Ogwu.

This will be the first official game for new Vipers head coach Nam Ouma. In his trial game, Vipers won 6-0 against Allan Kabonge’s Econ Soccer Academy.

The return leg for Vipers will take place in Tunis after a week.

Vipers dropped into the Confederations Cup following their 3-0 aggregate loss to CS Constantine in the Champions League first round.

For Sfaxien, they defeated Zambia’s Green Buffalos 4-2 in the previous round of the competition.

The winner on aggregate over the two legs will qualify to the treasured CAF Confederation Cup group stages.

Match Officials:

Centre Referee: Salisu Basheer (Nigeria)
Assistant Referee 1: Isah Usman (Nigeria)
Assistant Referee 2: Peter Ogwu (Nigeria)

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