Papa Gassama billed for Cameroon-Nigeria World Cup clash

Bakary 'Papa' Gassama

Gambia and Africa’s best referee Bakary Papa Gassama has been scheduled to officiate the return leg of Cameroon’s 2018 FIFA World Cup match against Nigeria in September.

Papa has been designated to be at the centre for the big clash between the reigning African champions and the three-time African champions in Yaounde on September 4, assisted by Jean-Claude Birumushahu of Burundi and Aden Marwa Range of Kenya with compatriot Maudo Jallow serving as the fourth official.

Gassama, whose last outing was to handle a crucial CAF Champions League match between Wydad Casablanca and Zanaco earlier last month, was the continent’s only referee at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.

The CAF Referee of the Year for the third consecutive time, will take to the stage at the Stade Omnisports at 6pm Cameroonian time.