Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe has been appointed to steer the affairs of the opening match of the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Morocco 2018.
Host Morocco face Mauritania in the tournament opener on Saturday, 13 January 2018 at the Complexe Sportif Mohamed V in Casablanca.
Sikazwe, 38, has risen to become one of the foremost match officials on the continent since attaining international status in 2007.
Present at the finals of every Africa Cup of Nations since 2012, the highlight of his career was officiating the final of the 2017 edition between Cameroon and Egypt in Libreville, which the former won 2-1.
For the CHAN, he made his debut at the 2014 edition in South Africa, and two years later in Rwanda.
He will be assisted by Kenyan Marwa Aden Range and Arsenio Maringula of Mozambique. Louis Hakizimana of Rwanda will serve as the fourth official.
Culled from CAF
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