Nigeria vs Tunisia: CAF appoints controversial referee for AFCON 2021 clash

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(Last Updated On: 2022-01-23)

Controversial Senegalese referee, Maguette N’Diaye, has been appointed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to handle Sunday’s Round of 16 clash between Nigeria and Tunisia at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Maguette was allegedly dubious in his handling and subsequent awarding of a penalty during the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Ghana and South Africa.

His overall controversial performance in that game, resulted in SAFA lodging a complaint with FIFA, demanding for a replay of the match.

They claimed the game had been manipulated, but their request was later discarded by FIFA.

Interestingly, Maguette is among six referees from Africa, who are expected to officiate at this year’s World Cup in Qatar.

Maguette regularly handles continental club matches in the Champions League, Confederation Cup and oversaw the 2020 CAF Super Cup.

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