Madagascar officials for Eagles, Malawi WC qualifier

Nigeria - African champions

Nigeria – African champions

World football-governing body, FIFA, has appointed Madagascan referees to officiate the crucial 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Malawi, at the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar on Saturday, 7th September.

Hamada el Moussa Nampiandraza, 29, as centre referee, while his compatriots Velomanana Ferdinand Jinoro, 32, and Jean Thierry Djaonirina, 42, will be the assistant referees.

37-year-old Seth Jaovanona, also from Madagascar will be the fourth official for the crucial encounter.

The World football governing body also appointed Egyptian Abdul Hamid Radwan as the Referee Assessor while Anthony Baffoe, former Ghanaian international defender is the Match Commissioner.

Patrick Beckles from Barbados will be the security officer for the game in in which Nigeria must avoid defeat to qualify for the next round. Nigeria have 9 points while Malawi are on 7 points.

The Super Eagles team needed at least a draw against the Flames of Malawi, to progress for the final knock-out race to Brazil 2014.