Ivory Coast referee to officiate Kenya, Nigeria match

Dezire Dove will officiate as centre referee in Kenya vs Nigeria match and will be assisted by countrymen Yeo Songuifolo and Burundian Jean Claude Birimushaha

World governing body Fifa has already sent out names of match officials, who will officiate the next two 2014 World Cup qualifiers slated for June.

The Kenya and Nigeria match slated for June 5 in Nairobi will be officiated by a referee from Ivory Coast while Comoros officials will officiate the match against Malawi in Blantyre.

Dezire Dove has been assigned as the centre referee for the decisive Kenya versus Nigeria showdown and will be assisted by countrymen Yeo Songuifolo and Jean Claude Birimushaha from Burundi.

Dembele Dennis from Ivory Coast will be the fourth official while Idrissa Sarr from Mauritania will be the referees assessor. The Match Commisioner is Mazen Marzouk from Egypt.

In the Kenya vs Malawi match, Ali Mohammed Adelaide from Comoros will be the centre referee assisted by Soulemani Amaldine and Abdul Wahid Manafaundiene. Bakario Nouredf will be the 4th official while Melefane Baba from Lesotho will be the Match Commissioner.

The match will be played at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.

At the same time, the match pitting Kenya versus Nigeria will have a security officer from Uefa. Dutchman Van Rhee Wilhelmus will be tasked with ensuring law and order is observed and all security measures are put in place during the match.