Ugandan centre referee Ronnie Kalema will be in control of today’s first Cecafa Tusker quarter final match between Burundi and Sudan to be played from the National stadium of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at 2:00pm.
Another Ugandan, Mark Sonko will also be the second assistant in the second quarter final between Rwanda and Zanzibar to be played later in the day. The appointments were confirmed by the Cecafa General Secretary Nicholas Musonye Sunday evening. Musonye said the organizing committee in collaboration with the referees standing committee had scrutinized all the referees and found the duo suitable to do the job.
In the first game, Kalema will be assisted by Hamis Changwalu and Clement Erasmo both from Tanzania. Rwanda’a Garvis Munyanziza will be the fourth official while Suleiman Waberi from Djibouti has been appointed the referees’ inspector. Sonko will work with Bamlak Tessema of Ethiopia as his centre referee and Idam Mohamed from Sudan as the first assistant. The set will also have Kenya’s Davis Omweno as the reserve referee and Uganda’s Charles Masembe as the referees’ inspector. Uganda plays Zimbabwe in the third quarter final on Tuesday afternoon before hosts Tanzania face Malawi in the last match.