Ali Sabila Chelanget

Overview:

Ali Sabila Chelanget is a FIFA Referee with more than a decade experience is along the 23 center referees.

Uganda’s experienced center referee Ali Sabila Chelanget is among the 58 referees for the upcoming 2023 AFCON U-20 championship in Egypt.

Chelanget, a FIFA Referee with more than a decade experience is along the 23 center referees.

From the CECAFA zone region, he is on the list alongside Somalian Omar Abdulkadir Artan, Mohamed Diraneh Guedi from Djibouti and Rwanda’s Jean Claude Ishimwe.

The assistant referees from CECAFA include Yehualashet Fasika Biru (Ethiopia), Kassim Seif Mpnaga (Tanzania), Omer Hamid Mohamed Ahmed (Sudan) and Pascal Ndimunzigo (Burundi).

There are only two women center referees; Akhona Zenith Makalima (South Africa) and Morocco’s Karboubi Bouchra with four women assistant referees; the Moroccoan duo of Jermoumi Fatiha and Hamdi Soukaina, Fanta Idrissa Kone (Mali) as well as Yara Atef from the host country, Egypt.

Ali Sabila Chelenget

Video Assistant Referees:

There are six Video Assistant Referees (VAR). Two of them are Egyptians (Ahmed Elghandour and Mahmoud).

The other VARs are; Daniel Laryea (Ghana), Elvis Noupoue (Cameroon), Dahane Beida (Mauritania) and Senegal’s El Hadj Malick Samba.

Team pools:

Hosts Egypt are in group A alongside Mozambique with two West African countries; Senegal and Nigeria.

Group B has Uganda, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Congo.

In group C; there is The Gambia, Tunisia, Benin and Zambia.

The tournament will kick off on Saturday, 18th February 2013 and climax on Sunday, 12th March 2023.

Three cities will host the 12 countries. These are Cairo, Alexandria and Ismailia.

Players born 1 January 2003 or later are eligible to participate in the competition.

Appointed match officials:

Centre Referees:

Melvin Merveil Mandekouzou (Central African Republic), Yannick Malala Kabanga (Democratic Republic of Congo), Piere Jean Nguiene (Congo), Mohamed Diraneh Guedi (Djibouti), Ali Sabila Chelanget (Uganda), Omar Abdulkadir Artan (Somalia), Jean Claude Ishimwe (Rwanda), Mohamed Athoumani (Comoros), Antonio Caluassi Dungula (Angola), Godfrey Nkhakananga (Malawi), Adriano Artur Alfinar (Mozambique), Joseph Ogabor Odey (Nigeria), Issa Mouhamed (Benin), Franklin  Clement Kpan (Cote d’Ivoire), Diero Hamidou (Burkina Faso), Mahmoud Ahmed Nagy (Egypt), Jallal Jayed (Morocco), Jammeh Lamin (The Gambia), Yanoussa Towel Camara (Guinea), Hassen Zinnah Corneh (Liberia), El Hadj Amadou Sy (Senegal), Ahmed Abdulrazg (Libya), Ibrahima Sory Keita (Mali)

Assistant Referees:

Sanda Oumarou (Cameroon), Styven Danek Moyo Moutsassi (Congo), Jospin Luckner Malonga (Central African Republic), Juan Carlos Ndong Ayecaba (Equatorial Guinea), Yehualashet Fasika Biru (Ethiopia), Kassim Seif Mpnaga (Tanzania), Omer Hamid Mohamed Ahmed (Sudan), Pascal Ndimunzigo (Burundi), Molelekoa Moeketsi (South Africa), Teeluck Aswet (Mauritius), Dimbiniaina Andriatianarivelo (Madagascar),  Shaji Padayachi (Seychelles), Abdoul Aziz Moctar Saley (Niger), Jonathan Ahonto Koffi (Togo), Hope Igho (Nigeria), Roland Nii Dodoo (Ghana), Mohamed Abouzid Sami Halhal (Egypt), Mohamed Bakir (Tunisia), Bouzit Hamza (Algeria), Helio Correia Semedo (Cape Verde),  Joel Wonka Doe (Liberia), Mohamed Youssef (Mauritania), Alieu Sandy Musa (Sierra-Leone)

Women Referees:

Akhona Zenith Makalima (South Africa), Karboubi Bouchra (Morocco)

Assistant Women Referees:

Jermoumi Fatiha (Morocco), Hamdi Soukaina (Morocco), Fanta Idrissa Kone (Mali), Yara Atef (Egypt)

VAR Referees:

Ahmed Elghandour (Egypt), Mahmoud Ashor (Egypt), Daniel Laryea (Ghana), Elvis Noupoue (Cameroon), Dahane Beida (Mauritania), El Hadj Malick Samba (Senegal)

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

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