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Janny Sikazwe to referee Russia World Cup


Zambian referee Jan Sikazwe
Zambian referee Jan Sikazwe

Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe is one of the six African match officials chosen by Fifa for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

In addition there will also be 10 assistant referees from Africa.

The other African referees are Mehdi Abid Charef from Algeria, Malang Diedhiou of Senegal, Bakary Papa Gassama from The Gambia, Gehad Grisha from Egypt and Ethiopian Bamlak Tessema Weyesa.

The referees and the assistants make up a total of 99 officials selected for the tournament.

The referees and the assistants make up a total of 99 officials selected for the tournament.

Fifa has also announced that video assistant referees (VAR) will be chosen from the pool of officials.

VAR will be used for the first time at a World Cup when the tournament starts on 14 June.

The officials, chosen from 46 countries, will attend a two-week seminar at the Italian Football Association’s base in Coverciano next month.

Europe will be represented by referees from Germany, Turkey, Russia, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Serbia, Italy, Slovenia and France.

Asia will have six as will north and South America and two from Oceania.


  1. If he is PF member he will go. If not balemupomba amala ya mbushi. Either; child molestation, corruption, murder. Even if he lives in Kapili Mposhi or Luanshya, he will watch world cup at Woodland police station.

  2. Keep up the good work Janny …thank God you have not been tarnished by the stinking politics of Zambian football.

  3. Congratulations Janny Sikazwe. We are very proud of your achievements! Our former colony, England have failed to send even a single referee to the same tournament.

  4. Let God be with you Jany. He is fit no protruding stomach like some football officials. Some are even advisers. Watch your weight. Congrats Jany.

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