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LIBERIA: CORNEH LEADS LIBERIA OFFICIALS TO MALI FOR CAF CONFEDERATION CUP

FIFA-badged referee Hassan Corneh led a team of Liberian match officials on 13 October to Mali for a CAF Confederation Cup second round first leg match between AS Binga and Burkina Faso’s ASFA Yenega at the Stade Modibo Keita in Bamako on 15 October.

They include assistant referee #1 Sekou Kanneh, assistant referee #2 Joel Doe and fourth official George Rogers, Jr.

Benin’s Claude Mahounou Paqui, Cape Verde’s Alvaro Lliseu Silva Cardoso, and Halidou Maiga of Mali will serve as commissioner, referee assessor and Covid-19 officer respectively. 

Corneh, Kanneh, Doe, and Rogers became the first Liberians to officiate a World Cup qualifier after more than 10 years when Burkina Faso defeated Djibouti 2-0 in a 2022 World Cup qualifier at the Grand Stade de Marrakech in Morocco on 11 October.

Sam Kortie officiated a 2010 World Cup qualifier when Sierra Leone lost 1-0 to Nigeria at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown on 7 June 2008.

Kortie was assisted by Buster Snyder as assistant referee number one, Augustine Gooding as assistant referee number two, and Stanley Konah as the fourth official, who were all FIFA-badged officials.

Idrissa Kaba, who served as secretary-general of the Liberia Football Association from April 2010 to December 2011, officiated a 2002 World Cup qualifier when Sierra Leone defeated Sao Tomé & Principe 4-0 in Freetown on 22 April 2000.

Kaba was assisted by Buster Snyder as assistant referee number #1, Jacob Geetoe as assistant referee number #2, and Spencer Harris as the fourth official, who were all FIFA-badged officials. Source: Smart News

Main photo: FIFA-badged referee Hassan Corneh 

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