The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that Dahane Beida from Mauritania will be the center referee for the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, set to be played in Abidjan on Sunday.
The highly anticipated final will see hosts Ivory Coast face off against Nigeria at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan. Dahane Beida, aged 32, will be the on-pitch referee for this crucial match, marking his third appearance at this year’s AFCON.
Previously, he officiated the match between Egypt and Mozambique, which ended in a 2-2 draw during the group stage, as well as the Round of 16 clash where Angola secured a 3-0 victory over Namibia.
Assisting Dahane Beida will be Emiliano Dos Santos from Angola and Diana Chicotesha from Zambia while Morocco’s Bouchra Karboubi will serve as the fourth official. The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) role will be taken up by Mahmoud Ashour from Egypt, with Rivet Maria Pakuita from Mauritius as the Assistant VAR.
- Additional information by CAFOnline.