Kapiri Mposhi FIFA referee Janny Sikazwe has been named fourth official for Sunday’s 2015 Africa Cup final between Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire.

This means Sikazwe is the standby referee for the 21h00 AFCON final to be played in Bata.

“I am not the centre man but the fourth official,” Sikazwe responded to a press query on Friday evening.

Gambia’s Bakary Gassama is the centre referee for the final and will be assisted by Djibril Camara of Senegal and Waleed Ali of Sudan.

Meanwhile, Sikazwe had earlier at the Africa Cup handled the quarterfinal match in which Ghana beat Guinea 3-0.

The Kapiri Mposhi teacher also handled the Group D match involving Mali and Cameroon that ended goalless before being fourth official in the Group C match that saw Ghana beat South Africa 2-1.

This is Sikazwe’s third consective Africa Cup appearance having made his AFCON debut at the 2012 event co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

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    • Haven’t you just read the news, sir? I wonder what your IQ rating is if you cant digest this straight forward story.

      To simplify it for you, this article is about the inroads and develepments in both football as a sport and football administration to the extent that Zambia can now boast of competences at the international stage with an example of Mr Sikazwe.

      I hope this helps but I am indfull that since even diaspora cannot change your mindset, then I wonder what will remove that load of ignorance from your skull.

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    • Its simply some nice weekend soccer news. I find it impressive that we have such high quality referees that can officiate in international competitions..thats should be make you proud or at least feel good about your countyr, right?

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    • The news is that “The Zambian referee from Kapiri Mposhi will be the fourth official in the finals between Ghana and Cote de voire.” This means he is the first Zambia empire to officiate at the finals. Mr Sikazwe we are proud of you don’t let us down

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    • No You Pipo, no wonder Scrutinizerer doesn’t get it.

      The news is that out of the entire Africa, a Zambian called Sikazwe was found to be one of the best four (4) officials on the continent worthy of officiating the final game of the Afcon Competition. Furthermore, should something happen to disqualify the centre referee, Sikazwe was deemed the second most capable on the entire continent of handling the game itself as referee.

      In the meantime he will play the role of independent observer and file a report on the performance of the Gambian referee on Sunday.

      Great sporting news for Zambia and Congrats Janny!

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    • ….thank you @moyes, @guass for your simple, straight forward and respectable response,…..
      [email protected] read thru moyes and guass comments and then compare to yours and thereafter rate your IQ by yourself…in your mind are you convinced that I did not comprehend what the article is talking about…??…did you take time to digest what exactly I was asking for if according to you the article is that straight forward…..??….Sikazwe scored for Zed when he first appeared AFCON 2012 and subsequently officiating as a centre referee….to me it could have been a worthwhile news if Sikazwe was a centre referee in the final march not anything less….
      …so @Chilyata please do no be too excited for nothing you never know… may be responding to your ‘father’…tone down…

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    • @Chilyata do you remember who officiated as centre referee 2012 world cup final…??..yes you are right it was Howard Webb….now do you remember who was the fourth official…probably not because I don’t either…..do you also remember who officiated as a centre referee at 2010 champions league final between Inter Milan and Bayern Munich…?…yes you are right again..it was the same man Howard Webb…but who was the fourth official….??..
      …don’t bother, I’m just testing your IQ…..I’m sure at a scale of 1 and 10 you now know your rating….

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    • Well done for what? That Sikazwe almost caused war between Ghana vs E. Guinea. How can he allow a riot at cup final, as if it was Nkhana vs Nampundwe?

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    • Nostradamus,Mr Sikazwe did not officiate the game between Ghana and E.Guinea (semi final),but that of Ghana and Guinea (quoter final)

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    • Iwe Nostradamus, The ref for Ghana vs E. Guinee was a Gabonese called Eric Otogo-castane.

      Ninshi Abenaki Zambia hating your own? Kudos where Kudos are due? No PHD here.

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    • Nostradamus, I think you have got it wrong here. Sikazwe was nowhere near the Ghana v Equatorial Guinea match. As the article clearly shows, Sikazwe handled the match between Ghana and Guinea, not between Ghana and Equatorial Guinea, which had those unpleasant scenes. Now that I have defeated your ignorance, do you have the integrity to withdraw your unfair and ill-informed comments against Sikazwe?

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