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Batte, Sonko for CECAFA challenge Cup in Nairobi

The Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) has released a list of 18 referees who will travel to Nairobi to handle this year’s Challenge Cup matches.

Two Ugandan referees, Denis Batte and assistant referee Mark Sonko are among the delegation.The duo has just returned from Cairo where they were attending a one week ‘Elite B’ course organised by CAF.

The list released by the CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye has nine (9) referees and nine (9) assistants. All these referees will however be subjected to fitness and medical tests on arrival in Nairobi before the tournament officially kicks off, November 27.

The Referees are:

  1. Anthony Okwayo-Kenya
  2. Denis Batte-Uganda
  3. Wish Yabarow- Somalia
  4. Israel Mujuni- Tanzania
  5. Louis Hakizimana- Rwanda
  6. Thiery Nkurunziza- Burundi
  7. Waziri Sheha- Zanzibar
  8. Gebremichael Luleseged- Eritrea
  9. Kheirala Murtaz – Sudan

Assistant Referees

  1. Gilbert Cheruiyot- Kenya
  2. Tonny Kidiya- Kenya
  3. Mark sonko- Uganda
  4. Fedinard Chacha- Tanzania
  5. Suleiman Bashir- Somalia
  6. Fraser Zakara-South Sudan
  7. Simba Honore-Rwanda
  8. Hamid Idam- Sudan
  9. Kinfe Yimla-Ethiopia

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