Ghana’s referee Lamptey among 88 officials appointed for Rio 2016 football tournament

Joseph Lamptey
Joseph Lamptey

Ghanaian referee, Joseph Lamptey has been appointed among 88 officials who will handle the football tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, world football governing body, FIFA has announced in a statement copied to

Lamptey has not been assigned specific matches, but designated under ‘Support’.

“The FIFA Referees Committee has confirmed the appointment of 88 match officials from over 40 countries to officiate at the Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016.

The men’s competition will see 18 referees and 32 assistant referees officiate and at the women’s tournament, 14 referees and 24 assistant referees will be on duty. In both competitions, all six FIFA Confederations will be represented,” FIFA said.

FIFA noted that the Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 will take place from August 3 – 21, with the competition’s men’s and women’s finals taking place in the iconic Maracanã stadium. The opening game of the tournament, the first group game of the women’s competition, will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday August 3.

Seven stadiums in total will host Olympic Football Tournament competitions including 2014 FIFA World Cup host venues: Belo Horizonte, Manaus, Salvador and São Paulo, FIFA said.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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