With just over two weeks to go until the opening match of the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (“CHAN”), CAF has today released the full list of referees for the competition.

The list includes 19 referees, 21 assistant referees and 12 video assistant referees representing 32 of CAF’s Member Associations.

In line with its policy of promoting female refereeing, CAF has appointed three women referees: referee Vincentia E. Amedone (Togo) and assistant referees Carine Atezambong Fomo (Cameroon) and Diane Chikotesha (Zambia).

Initially scheduled for 2022, TotalEnergies CHAN will take place from January 13 to February 4, 2023 in Algeria. Four cities will be used: Algiers, Constantine, Oran and Annaba.

CAF Head of Refereeing, Désiré Noumandiez Doué, said: “For this competition, we have combined experience with youth: we have several up-and-coming and up-and-coming referees. CHAN is a global competition and a great platform for our referees. As we start a new World Cup cycle, this gives us an opportunity to build. We have AFCON, both men and women in 2024, and various competitions in this cycle. I am particularly pleased to see more women joining the larger group,” said Doue.

The North African derby between hosts Algeria and Libya, winners of the 2014 tournament, will set the tone for the opening day. The match will take place on January 13, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. local time (7:00 p.m. GMT) at the majestic Stade de Baraki in the Algerian capital, Algiers.

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