2015 AFCON: Gabonese referee to officiate Ghana and Equatorial Guinea semi-final clash

Gabonese referee to officiate Ghana and Equatorial Guinea semi-final clash

Referee Eric Otogo-Castane

Referee Eric Otogo-Castane

Confederation of Africa Football(CAF) have appointed Gabonese middleman, Eric Otogo-Castane to be the man in the middle in Thursday’s AFCON semi final clash between Ghana and host nation, Equatorial Guinea.

Otogo got his FIFA referee badge in 2011 and in the Thursday game he will be assisted by Abdelhak Etchiali from Algeria and Jerson Emiliano dos Santos from Angola while Mehdi Abid-Charef from Algeria will be the fourth referee.

The 38 year old Gabonese referee officiated Ghana’s third place game against Mali in the 2013 AFCON in South Africa as the Black Stars lost 3-1.

In Eric Otogo-Castane’s 37 games career as an international officiating official, he has issued 106 yellow cards, three red cards, 12 penalties and in the ongoing AFCON tourney he has been in the middle twice.

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