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Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

CAF Replaces AFCON Final Match Officials

Thu 18 Jul 2019 | 09:46 AM

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Cameroonian referee Alioum Sidi Neant to replace South African Victor Gomes at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final game between Algeria and Senegal.

Despite his young age, Alioum has a lot of experience when it comes to African football as he was in charge of several big games since 2010. In 2013 he took charge of the Cairo Derby in CAF Champions League.

The 36-year-old referee also officiated the opening AFCON game between Egypt and Zimbabwe.

He will be assisted by fellow compatriots Evarist Menkouande and Alves Ngigo. The fourth official will be Eric Otogo-Castane from Benin.

The Desert Warriors will play against Teranga Lions on Friday, July 19 at Cairo Stadium (21:00 CLT).

It is noteworthy that Alioum became a FIFA referee in 2008 and has appeared at 6 World Cups of different categories and participated in 7 AFCON tournaments among other competitions.

He currently among the best 6 African referees in active service and oversees CAF Champions League games.

Besides being a referee, Alioum is an Air-force officer in Cameroon.