World football governing body Fifa has appointed Senegalese referee Malang Diedhiou to officiate next month’s 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier between Ghana and Egypt.
Slated for November 12 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi, the match will be the last of African Zone Group E.
Diedhiou will lead three other officials from his country for the matchday six fixture.
Djibril Camara, Malick El Hadji Samba and Daouda Gueye will be the assistant one, two and fourth official respectively while Andy Quamie of Liberia will be the match commissioner.
Four points clear of second-placed Uganda, Egypt have nothing to lose as a defeat will not alter their status as winners of the group.
Last Sunday, the Pharaohs beat bottom-placed Congo 2-1 on matchday five to claim their first World Cup ticket since 1990, rendering November’s tie a dead rubber.
But for the latest turn of events, November’s showdown was sure to be a clash of wild interest.
On Egypt’s last visit to Ghana – in 2014 World Cup qualifying in 2013 – the North Africans were at sixes and sevens, heavily falling 6-1 to the Black Stars in Kumasi.