Malian referee Coulibaly to handle Chelsea-Raja CAF Champions League game

Malian referee Koman Coulibaly will be at the centre of affairs during Sunday’s CAF Champions League between Ghana’s Berekum Chelsea and Raja Casablanca of Morocco.

Information gathered by GNA Sports from CAF Secretariat indicates that Coulibaly, 41, will lead a team of Malian officials for the 1/16th round first leg clash billed for the Golden City Park, Berekum in the Brong Ahafo Region.

The Malian is one of the respected match officials in Africa and has attended every edition of the Africa Cup of Nations since 2002.

Referee Coulibaly will be assisted by compatriots Diarra Balla and Bamba Nouhoun with Karembe Ousmane serving as the fourth official.

According to CAF, Ouedraogo Yacouba of Burkina Faso will serve as the Match Commissioner.

The match officials are expected in Accra on Thursday, March 22, 2012.

Meanwhile Raja Casablanca are expected in the country on Friday morning before they will be airlifted to Sunyani, the Brong Ahafo Regional capital.

Source: GNA

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