CAF name referees for Egypt-Uganda clashes in World Cup qualifiers

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have named the referees for Egypt’s next two 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against .

The Pharaohs, who were drawn in Group E alongside Uganda, Ghana, and Congo, are scheduled to travel to Kampala to face the Cranes in their third group game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on August 31 before hosting them in Alexandria on September 5.

Egypt, who are looking to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1990, currently top the group on six points after claiming 2-1 and 2-0 victories over Congo and Ghana, respectively.

They’re two points ahead of second-placed Uganda, who played a goalless draw with Ghana and defeated Congo 1-0.

Mauritanian Ali Lemghaifry, 42, will officiate the first game, set to be played at Mandela National Stadium in Kampala, while South African Victor Gomes, 34, will be in charge of the other qualifier, which will be held at Alexandria’s Borg El-Arab Stadium.

Lemghaifry had officiated Al Ahly’s 1-1 draw with Zambian side Zanaco and ’s 1-1 draw with USM Alger in the CAF Champions League group stage, while Gomes refereed ’s 2-0 loss to USM Alger as well as Al Ahly’s 2-0 victory over Coton Sport.

Egypt last faced Uganda in the second round of the group stage of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in a game that saw the Pharaohs claim a 1-0 victory thanks to Abdallah El-Said’s late strike.

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