Mauritius referee to handle Madagascar, Ghana AFCON qualifier

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appoint­ed Patrice Milazar from Mauritius as referee for the 2023 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Madagascar and Ghana.

The 38-year-old FIFA referee will be assisted by compatriots Ram Babajee (Assistant I), Jean Marc Jeff Pithia (Assistant II) and Ahmad Imtehaz Heeralall (Fourth Offi­cial).

Referee Milazar has handled many high-profile games across the continent.

Sinon Philip Georges from Seychelles is the Match Com­missioner. Rwanda’s Hudu Munyema­na is the Referee Asses­sor with Helly Zaf­inimanga from Madagascar to work as Pre-match Ceremony Coordinator.

The match will take place at Stade Kianja Barea in Antananarivo on Sunday, June 18, 2023.

With two round of matches to play, Ghana sit in first place in Group E with eight points – following two wins (Madagascar, Angola) and two draws (Central African Republic, Angola) in the first four matches of the qualifiers.

The Black Stars will travel to Madagascar in June before Central African Republic in September to wrap up the qualifiers.

Victory for Ghana against Madagas­car would see them secure qual­ification to the 2023 Nations Cup tour­nament in Cote d’Ivoire. — Ghana­

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