Gambia’s Referee Omar Sallah Officiated WAFU Cup Final In Senegal

Gambia international Referee Omar Sallah was preferred choice by the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) for the final of the Fox Sports Sponsored WAFU Cup of Nations Final scheduled for the Sunday 13th October, 2019 between hosts Senegal and Ghana at Stade Lat Dior in Thies.


Sallah featured in two previous matches in the tournament serving as fourth Official at the opening game between hosts Senegal and Bissau and also serving as Central Referee at Cote D’ Ivoire vs Cape Verde.

The Gambian FIFA Referee received his international badge in 2013 and henceforth had numerous FIFA and CAF assignments across the continent where he performed with brilliance and utmost dedication earning him regular assignments by the continental body.

Sallah was in the recent past shortly before the Wafu call up in August 2019, in the CAF Inter Club preliminary Match between Haifa FC of Guinea Conakry and Etoile Sportive Du Sahel of Tunisia. He was earlier on in August engaged at U-23 Qualifier match between Mali and Morocco.

The WAFU tournament is his second in two years having taking part in the 2018 Wafu Zone B edition which also served as the qualifiers for the Africa U-17 Cup of Nation Finals.

Sallah was assisted on Sunday by Abou Ngoh from Ivory Coast as 1st Asst, Omar Habib Sanou from Burkina Faso as 2nd Asst while Boubou Traore was the forth Official. Nigerien born Moussa Ibrahim was the Match Commissioner and Samir Kria from Algeria as Referee Assessor.

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