Controversial Referee Joshua Bondo named for Nigeria vs Zambia Clash

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Joshua Bondo
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FIFA has named Botswana Referee, Joshua Bondo as the center referee for Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia.

Bondo, 39, will officiate alongside his countrymen Oamogetse Godisamang (40), who will serve as Assistant Referee 1 and Tirelo Mositwane (30) as Fourth Official.

Souru Phatsoane from Lesotho will be the Assistant Referee 2.

The Referee has been an international arbiter for the past 10 years.

However, recently Bondo was sanctioned for “his diabolical officiating” in the COSAFA cup match between Zimbabwe and Madagascar.

He was eventually booted out of the competition for poor performance as per chronicle.co.zw

Meanwhile, Nigeria is on course to seal a sixth FIFA World Cup appearance if the Eagles secure a win against the resurgent Chipolopolo in Uyo.

Nigeria welcome Zambia on Saturday, 7th October at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, with the minimum win to guarantee a sixth FIFA World Cup appearance in Russia next year summer ahead of the final qualifying match away to Algeria in November.

All invited players are to report in Uyo on Monday, 2nd October 2017.

THE FULL LIST

Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC Ifeanyi Ubah); Ayodele Ajiboye (Plateau United FC)

Defenders: William Ekong (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Elderson Echiejile (Sivasspor FC, Turkey); Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium); Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC, France); Olaoluwa Aina (Hull City, England)

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda, China); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Mikel Agu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Chang Chun-Yatai, China); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Anthony Nwakaeme (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)

STANDBY: Dele Alampasu (Cesarense FC, Portugal); Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Aaron Samuel (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Afeez Aremu (Akwa United); Ifeanyi Ifeanyi (Akwa United)

Kickoff for the match is 5 pm at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.

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