The Confederation of African Football has named Sudanese referee Mahmood Ismail as the centre referee for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Sierra Leone and Nigeria schedule to take place on 18 June at Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium in Liberia

The Sudanese has officiated CAF competitions, issuing 24 yellow cards and no red cards.
Ismail will be joined by his compatriot Mohammed Ibrahim as assistant referee one and Djiboutian official Liban Ahmed as assistant referee two.

The Eagles won the last encounter between the two sides 2-1 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, on June 9, 2022.

A victory for Leone Stars on Sunday will boost Leone Stars Chances of qualifying for next year’s AFCON billed to hold in Ivory Coast.

The Leone Stars are currently third on the log after Guinea-Bissau secured a 1-0 win over Sao Tome and Principe on Thursday to move top of the table with 10 points.