The Confederation of African Football has appointed Kenyan , Peter Kamaku , as the centre referee for next month ’ s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Sierra Leone in Benin City , the Edo State capital .
The Super Eagles will square up against the Leone Stars in the first match of a crucial double – header on November 13 at the refurbished Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City .
Kamaku will be assisted by compatriots Gilbert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (Assistant Referee 1 ) and Tony Mudanyi Kidiya (Assistant Referee 2 ), while Anthony Juma Ogwayo will serve as the fourth official .
The 38 – year – old Pure Mathematics lecturer at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture, Kenya , will be officiating a game that involves the Nigerian national team for the first time.
Nigeria currently top Group L with six points after victories against Benin and Lesotho in 2019 , while Sierra Leone are bottom of the log after a draw and loss in their first two outings.
A win for Nigeria will see them qualify for a second consecutive AFCON finals after finishing third at the 2019 edition in Egypt .