Four Liberian match officials are in Burkina Faso for a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier.


They include FIFA-badged referees George Rogers and Jerry Yekeh and FIFA-badged assistant referees Johnson Gbartea and Abraham Fahnbulleh.

The quartet left the Roberts international airport at 8:00AM and arrived in Ouagadougou at 7:00PM on 25 March.

Rogers (referee), Gbartea (assistant referee #1), Fahnbulleh (assistant referee #2) and Yekeh (fourth official) will oversee the final Group ‘B’ tie between Burkina Faso and South Sudan at the Stade du 4 Août 1983 (4 August 1983 Stadium) in Ouagadougou on 29 March.

The hosts qualified for the finals in Cameroon in 2022 after a goalless draw with Uganda in Kampala on 24 March.

They have nine points from five games while Uganda and Malawi are in second and third positions with eight and seven points respectively.

South Sudan, who have been eliminated, are bottom with three points.

It will be the first Afcon qualifier for Rogers as referee, having debuted as a fourth official when Niger pinned Ethiopia 1-0 in Group ‘K’ at the Stade General Seyni Kountché in Niamey on 13 November 2020.

The quartet, just as in this match, last officiated a CAF Champions League preliminary round second leg tie when Senegal’s Teungueth FC defeated Gambia Armed Forces of Gambia at the Stade Lat Dior in Thiès on 6 December 2020.



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