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CAF names match officials for Vipers vs AlHilal Omdurman game

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 21st November 2020 06:50 AM

Hassan Mohamed Hagi will be the centre referee and will be assisted by fellow countrymen in Hamza Hagi Abdi and Suleiman Bashir Sh.

CAF names match officials for Vipers vs AlHilal Omdurman game

Hassan Mohamed Hagi will be the centre referee and will be assisted by fellow countrymen in Hamza Hagi Abdi and Suleiman Bashir Sh.

CAF Champions League

Preliminary Round

Saturday (November 28)

At 4 pm- At St Mary's stadium

Vipers v Al Hilal Omdurman

Africa football governing body CAF has appointed match officials from Somalia to be in charge of the CAF Champions League between Vipers and Al Hilal Omdurman of Sudan next Saturday at St Mary's stadium, Kitende.

Hassan Mohamed Hagi will be the centre referee and will be assisted by fellow countrymen in Hamza Hagi Abdi and Suleiman Bashir Sh as the first and second assistant referees respectively.

Omar Abdukadir Artan also from Somalia will be the fourth official while David Gikonyo Mwangi is the Match Commissioner.

Hagi is not new in Uganda having officiated the game between KCCA FC and Rivers United FC of Nigeria in the CAF Confederation Cup in 2017.

The second leg will be in Omdurman, Sudan on December 6.

The winner between Vipers and Al Hilal will face Mauritania's Nouadhibour or Ghanaian side Asante Kotoko in the first round of the qualifiers before they progress to the group stages.

A minimum of $550,000 (sh2bn) cash prize awaits Vipers should they make it to the group stages.

All that the Ugandan champions now have to do is navigate past the two opponents in both qualifying rounds to be assured of the cash.

The cash on offer from oil giant Total has the winning team bagging $2.25m, runner-up $1.25m

Losing semi-finalists are assured of $875,000 (sh3.1bn), quarter-finalist $675,000 while the third and fourth-placed teams in the group will each get $550,000.

If Vipers progress to the first round and they are eliminated by either Mauritania's Nouadhibour or Ghanaian side Asante Kotoko then they will be subjected to a CAF Confederations Cup play-off round.

 

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