Zambia referee is to lead the match between Ghana and South Africa

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Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe has been appointed center referee for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifier between South Africa and Ghana.

The 42-year-old FIFA referee is supported by fellow countrymen Chansa Kabwe (Assistant I), Chikotesha Diana (Assistant II) and Kafuli Derrick Kasokota (fourth official).

Liunda Leslie Leonard from Tanzania will serve as Referee Assessor while Dlamini Zide Gilbert from Eswatini will act as Match Commissioner.

Referee Sikazwe was one of the referees for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

He chaired the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup final in Japan and the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final in Gabon.

He was selected as referee at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and made his debut on June 18 in the Belgium-Panama match in Group G.

The Black Stars are currently in for the decisive Group G game in Johannesburg after beating Ethiopia 1-0 in Friday’s opening game.

South Africa want to return to winning ways after a goalless draw with Zimbabwe.

The game is scheduled for Monday, September 6th, 2021 at 18:00 GMT at the FNB Stadium.

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