The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released the list of referees to handle Sunday’s Round-of-16 matches.
Senegalese referee Maguette Ndiaye, who was at the centre of controversy in the World Cup qualifying game between Ghana and South Africa after he awarded the Black Stars a penalty, will handle the match between Nigeria and Tunisia.
He will be assisted by compatriots El Hadji Malick Samba and Djibril Camara with Issa Sy serving as the fourth official.
Moroccan referee Redouane Jiyed will be in charge of the game between Burkina Faso and Gabon.
He will be helped by compatriots Lahcen Azgaou and Mostafa Akarkad as the first and second assistant referees with Ahmad Imtehaz Heeralall from Mauritius to handle Fourth official duties.
Full list of referees for today’s games:
Nigeria vs Tunisia
Referee: Maguette Ndiaye (Senegal)
Assistant Referee 1: El Hadji Malick Samba (Senegal)
Assistant Referee 2: Djibril Camara (Senegal)
Fourth Official: Issa Sy (Senegal)
Video Assistant Referee: Fernando Guerrero (Mexico)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1 : Dahane Beida (Mauritania)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2 : Fatiha Jermoumi (Morocco)
Referee Assessor : Ali Mohamed Ahmed (Somalie)
Burkina Faso vs Gabon
Referee: Redouane Jiyed (Morocco)
Assistant Referee 1: Lahcen Azgaou (Morocco)
Assistant Referee 2: Mostafa Akarkad (Morocco)
Fourth Official: Ahmad Imtehaz Heeralall (Mauritius)
Video Assistant Referee: Adil Zourak (Morocco)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1 : Bouchra Karboubi (Morocco)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2 : Zakaria Brinsi (Morocco)
Referee Assessor : Tempa N’dah Francois (Benin)