World Cup qualifiers: Togolese officials to take charge of Nigeria, Liberia clash


FIFA has appointed Togolese official, Kouassi Attisso Attiogbe as the referee for next Friday’s World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Liberia scheduled for the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.

The Day 1 clash between the Super Eagles and the Lone Stars will commence at 5pm Nigeria time, with Attiogbe to be assisted on the lines by compatriots Komlan Domenyo Adiwotso (assistant referee 1), Limna Kabassima (assistant referee 2) and Yelebodom Gado Bodjona (fourth official).

Meanwhile, the 5,000 –capacity Estádio Municipal Adérito Sena on the island of Mindelo will host the next clash between the Super Eagles and the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde, on Tuesday, 7 September.

Nigeria Vs Liberia: Only 5000 spectators to watch match

The Confederation of African Football has approved for the NFF to have only 5,000 spectators at next week’s World Cup qualifiers between Nigeria and Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. The NFF had applied to have 12,000 spectators at the venue.

“As it is known, we would like to reiterate that the CAF and FIFA covid-19 match protocols clearly state that all matches must be played behind closed doors. Nonetheless, CAF analysed and assessed your request from a medical, stadium requirements compliance, and safety & security perspective in your venue. Accordingly, a decision has been taken to exceptionally allow the presence of 5,000 spectators in the aforementioned match,” CAF wrote in the letter signed by Raul Chipenda, Development Director.

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