September 6, 2018
By Sahr Morris Jnr
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Tunisia referee, Sadok Selmi as the man to take charge the African Cup of Nations Group F tie between Ethiopia and Sierra Leone on Sunday, September 9 at the Hawassa City International Stadium.
Selmi will be the centerman and will be assisted by Libya’s Attia Amsaad as Assistant Referee 1 and his countryman, Aymen Ismail as Assistant Referee 2.
Quite recently, the Tunisia official was in charge the CAF Champions League tie between South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns and Horoya AC of Guinea, a match which the South African side was eliminated from the competition.
Selmi display received a lot of bashing from the Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane who has coached the South Africa senior team against Sierra Leone.
Mosimane slammed the opposition for time-wasting tactics and officials for turning a blind eye to infractions.
“You will never see a referee add seven minutes like we have seen here in the PSL when there has been an injury or time-wasting,” the Sundowns coach claimed. “This is why we are behind in Africa from our Europe counterparts. Everywhere we played, people were falling all over the place and wasting time.
Ethiopia and Sierra Leone tie will come up on Sunday, September 9 at the Hawassa City International Stadium and the home side are going into the match lying at the bottom of group F with zero points after losing 4-0 away to Ghana in their opening match while Sierra Leone is in second tied on three points with Ghana who has superior goal.
Sierra Leone, on the other hand, defeated Kenya 2-1 in their opening Group F clash in Freetown.