The Confederation of African Football (CAF) released the latest professional referees rankings on Saturday, December 05, 2020. And Ghanaian referee Daniel Nii Laryea is among the top 20 professional referees on the African continent.
The list is made up of 18 men and 2 women referees who distinguished themselves in officiating within the last 24 months.
Other top names in the list include, Alioum Alioum from Cameroon, Amin Mohammed Amin Mohammed Omar from Egypt, Janny Sikazwe from Zambia, Joshua Bondo from Botswana, Boubou Traore from Mali and Redouane Jiyed from Morocco.
The CAF Top 20 professional list is a ranking of top referees in Africa. The ranking is based on consistency, confidence, integrity, serenity, performance in competitions, pedigree and conduct in assignments.
Thirty-three-year-old Daniel Laryea is currently Ghana’s number one referee on the elite list.
He is the only Ghanaian referee who made the cut for 2020 CHAN competition slated for Cameroon from Saturday, 16th January to Sunday, 7th February 2021.