May 18, 2015 – Confederation of African Football(CAF) has picked Nigerien official Assoumane Moussa Gnali as referee for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Nigeria and Chad, scheduled for the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Saturday, 13th June.
Moussa Gnali, who became an International Referee only this year, will be accompanied by countrymen Sadissou Idi (Assistant Referee 1), Abdoul Aziz Moctar Saley (Assistant Referee 2) and Gomno Daouda (Reserve Referee).
Gnali is 26, while Idi is 24 and Moctar is also 26. Gomno, who became an international referee since 2013, is 37. CAF has also picked Mr. G. Andy Quamie, from Liberia, as Match Commissioner.
The Super Eagles will meet the Chadians in the opener to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series, with Egypt and Tanzania the other teams in Group G.