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Nigeria’s youngest referee, 24, appointed to officiate in Champions League

Confederation of African Football (CAF) have appointed two Nigerian referees to officiate in the First Round, Second Leg matches of continental club competitions, Complete Sports reports.

The 24-year-old, who is a FIFA badged referee, will oversee the CAF Champions League Second Leg game between AS FAN of Niger Republic and AS de Tanda of Ivory Coast in Niamey on Saturday, February 18.

Adebimpe will be assisted by Samuel Pwadutakam, Isah Usman and Abubakar Ago for the Champions League tie. He is from the Lagos Referees Association.

Also, Abdullahi Shuaibu from Katsina State Referees Association got a CAF Confederation Cup appointment.

He will oversee the second leg tie between Racing de Micomiseng of Equatorial Guinea and Etoile du Congo in Malabo on Sunday, February 19 at the Estadio De Nkoatoma in Bata, Equatorial Guinea..

Shuaibu will have Efosa Igudia, Tejiri Digbori and Benjamin Odey as assistant referees for the encounter.

Meanwhile, CAF has also picked former NFF President, Brigadier-General Dominic Oneya (rtd) and NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi as match commissioners for CAF club competition assignments.

While Oneya will serve as Match Commissioner for the CAF Champions League clash between FC Johansen of Sierra Leone and Fath Union Sport (FUS) of Morocco, taking place in Freetown on Saturday, February 18, Sanusi will be Match Commissioner for the CAF Confederation Cup first round, first leg match between Bechem United of Ghana and Mouloudia Club D’Alger of Algeria, scheduled for the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi on Sunday, February 12.

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