CHAN 2016: January 16th to February 7th 2016

  • In Rwanda (Remera, Nyamirambo, Huye and Rubavu Cities)

Ahead of the kick off for the 4th highly anticipated Championship of African Nations (CHAN) tourney, the referees who will officiate at the event will undergo the mandatory fitness tests on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 in Kigali.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) named 34 referees for the tournament that starts on January 16 through to February 7 2016.

A statement released by CAF indicates the fitness tests will be conducted three days to the tournament kick off;

The fitness tests for the referees at CHAN 2016 will take place on 13th January 2016 in Kigali

Tournament Groups:

Host Rwanda is pooled in Group A alongside Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire and Gabon; Group B has DR Congo, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Angola; Group C is composed of Tunisia, Niger, Guinea and Nigeria whilst Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda and Mali make up Group D.

Matches will be held in four cities namely Remera, Nyamirambo, Huye and Rubavu for the tournament.


Abdi Charef Medhi (Algeria), Bernard Camille (Seychelles), Denis Dembele (Cote d’Ivoire), Ibrahim Nour El Din (Egypt), Daniel Bennet (South Africa), Kordi Med Said (Tunisia), Mohamed El Fadil (Sudan), Nampiandrza Hamada (Madagascar), Keita Mahamadou (Mali), Ali Lemghaifry (Mauritania), Malang Diedhiou (Senegal), Zio Ephrem Juste (Burkina Faso), Davies Omweno (Kenya), Hudu Munyemana (Rwanda), Joeph Lamtey (Ghana) and Thierry Nkurunziza (Burundi).

Assistant Referees:

Mokrane Gourari (Algeria), Ndagijimana Theogene (Rwanda), Mark Ssonko (Uganda), Oamogestse Godisamang (Botswana), Noupue Nouegoue Elvis (Cameroon), Dina Bienvenu (Benin), Serigne Cheikh Toure (Senegal), Ahmed Hossam Taha (Egypt), Tesfagiorghis Berha (Eritrea), David Laryea (Ghana), Mamdy Tere (Guinea), Sullaymane Sosseh (Gambia), Marwa Range (Kenya), Mahamadou Yahaya (Niger),Hensley Petrousse (Seychelles), Khumalo Steven (South Africa),Theophile Vinga (Gabon) and Nabina Blaise Sebutu (DR Congo).

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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