Youssef Essrayri of Tunisia who has officiated in 10 international matches has been designated to handle the June 10 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying duel that pitched South Africa against Nigeria in Uyo.
Sports Village Square recalls that the 40 year old Tunisian handled the March friendly tie of Morocco and Burkina Faso during the last FIFA international window. The 2019 Africa Cup qualifying duel in Uyo will be his 11th appearance in a Grade A match.
He has officiated in two World Cup qualifying matches, the first being an away 1-0 win of Cote d’Ivoire over Liberia in November 2015 and the 2-0 defeat of Cape Verde last October.
Essrayri became an international referee five years ago, will be assisted by compatriots Yamen Melloulchi (Assistant Referee 1), Hassen Abdelali (Assistant Referee 2) and Said Mohamed Kordi (Fourth Official).
The match commissioner is Andy Quamie from Liberia and Kotey Alexander Neequaye from Ghana will be referee assessor. The encounter at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Saturday, 10th June will open the curtain on the qualifying race in Group E for Cameroon 2019, with only the group winners guaranteed slots at the finals. Libya and Seychelles are the other teams in the pool.