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World Cup Qualifier: Gassama to take charge of Nigeria/Ethiopia match

Gassama, 34, became an international referee in 2007, and has officiated several high-profile qualifying matches and at tournaments.

The Gambian would be assisted by Angesom Ogbamariam, 42, from Eritrea (Assistant Referee 1) – international assistant referee since 1999.

The world football governing body, FIFA, has appointed Gambian official, Bakary Gassama, as referee for next week’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Ethiopia in Calabar.

FIFA also appointed renowned Senegalese official, Badara Sene, as Referee Assessor, and CAF Executive Committee member, Moucharafou Anjorin, of Benin Republic, as Match Commissioner.

The match would be played in Calabar.

Felicien Kabanda from Rwanda, 42, who has been an international assistant referee for 11 years, will be Assistant Referee 2.

David Sabir from Bermuda is the Security Officer.

Nigeria won the first leg of the qualifiers 2-1 in Addis Ababa on October 13. The African champions would expect to conclude the fixture in their favour next week and book one of Africa’s tickets to Brazil.

The fourth official is Gambian, Maudo Jallow, 34, an international referee for the past four years.

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