TFF information officer Boniface Wambura

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has picked Burundians to officiate a Confederation Cup preliminary round encounter pitting Tanzania’s Simba SC and Rwanda’s Kiyovu.

Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) Information Officer, Boniface Wambura on Thursday named the referees as Thierry Nkurinziza (central referee) to be assisted by Jean-Claude Birumushahu and Jean-Marie Hakizimana. CAF has appointed Uganda’s Abbas Sendyowa, match commissioner.

The match to be played on February 18 at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda and the return leg tie is planned for March 4 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.  Meanwhile, Tanzanian Leslie Liunda will be the match commissioner when AS Vita Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) plays Athletico Olympique of Burundi in preliminary round of CAF Champions League.

The match to be played on either February 17, 18 and 19 in Kinshasa will be officiated by Gabonese Mbourou Roponat, Wilfred Nziengu and David Obamba. Match commissioner will be Eugene Katamban from Uganda. Wambura said the return leg encounter has been listed on either March 2, 3 and 4 in Bujumbura, Burundi.

By NELLY MTEMA, Tanzania Daily News

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