Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) have appointed Democratic Republic of Congo’s Jean Jacques Ndala Ngambo as the centre referee for next month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations first leg qualifier between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and their Libya opponents.
Ngambo who for the first time will be officiating a match involving the Eagles will be assisted by fellow compatriots, Oliver Safari Kebene and Nabina Blaise Sebutu who will serve as assistant referees one and two.
The crucial encounter which the Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is targeting three points will be played at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on October 12.
Meanwhile, CAF has also announced that Joshua Bondo of Botswana will be at the centre when Nigeria travel to Tunisia for the return leg on October 15.
Last year Bondo handled Nigeria’s Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying fixture against Zambia which the Eagles won by a lone goal in Uyo . He will be assisted by Oamogetse Godisamang and Meschaki Medupi as assistant referees one and two.
Libya currently top Group E with four points from two games, and are followed by South Africa while Nigeria are third with three points.