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Burundi referee to officiate Ahly vs Kaizer Chiefs' CAF Champions League final

Pacifique Ndabihawenimana Burundi referee, Pacifique Ndabihawenimana

Tue, 6 Jul 2021 Source: ghanasoccernet.com

Burundi referee Pacifique Ndabihawenimana will officiate the CAF Champions League final between Al Ahly and Kaizer Chiefs on July 17.

The once tie will be played at the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca on July 17.

Ndabihawenimana is a 36-year-old whistle man who has officiated in various competitions across the continent including the AFCON finals along with fixtures in both the Champions League and Confederation Cup.

He has also been involved at the Under-20 FIFA World Cup.

The last time that the Burundian referee officiated a match involving the Chiefs was in Dar es Salaam against Simba when AmaKhosi lost 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the same tournament.

He was also in charge of Chiefs’ game away at Petro Luanda which finished goalless.

Ndabihawenimana has also handled Mamelodi Sundowns’ Champions League games in previous years.

Running the lines as assistant referees for the July 17 final will be Elvis Guy Noupue Nguegoue as the first assistant with Dick Okello of Uganda as the second assistant.

The fourth official will be Eric Arnaud Otogo Castane from Gabon with Cameroonian Aboubakar Alim Komate as the match commissioner while his fellow countryman Divine Evehe Raphael will be the referee assessor.

Moroccan Jiyed Redouane will be the video assistant referee assisted by Zakaria Brinsi and Bouchra Karboubi.

At stake in the final will be the prizemoney of USD2,5 million, the Champions League trophy plus a ticket to the FIFA Club World Cup.

Source: ghanasoccernet.com
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