Egyptian referee, Mahmoud Ashor will be in charge of today’s friendly match between Nigeria and Senegal in Ismailia.
The referee is to be assisted by compatriots, Mohamed Abdel Mgeed (first assistant), Ahmed Salah (second assistant) and Said Abdollah (reserve referee).
Both camps have agreed to play the game behind closed door, with Coaches Gernot Rohr and Aliou Cisse savouring the opportunity to put on the carousel different patterns and tactics.
While Senegal is Africa’s number one-ranked team, Nigeria is number three with only Tunisia between them, according to latest rankings by world governing-body FIFA.
Nigeria play Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar in Group B of the 32nd Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt (with Alexandria as venue) while Senegal are up against Algeria, Kenya and Tanzania in Group C with Cairo’s Air Defense Stadium as venue.
Egypt 2019 is Nigeria’s 18th appearance at the AFCON, three more than Senegal.