World Cup qualifier for Muinjo

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Revered Namibia Football Association (NFA)’s Honorary President John Muinjo will be the match commissioner for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers Group D clash between South Africa and Burkina Faso at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.

The match-day five encounter of so much interests will be played at 15h00 at the famous venue and John Muinjo will lead a delegation of match officials to take charge of the encounter. He will be travelling to Johannesburg on Friday and is expected back home on Sunday.

Muinjo’s delegation consist of Cameroonian referees with Alioum Alioum the central referee, assisted by Evarist Menkouande and Elvis Noupue and fourth official Souley Mohamadou. The referees assessor is Bekaye Magassa from Mali.

The Burkina Faso national team has already arrived in South Africa and will be without injured attackers Jonathan Pitroipa and Jonathan Zongo, and suspended defender Issoufou Dayo, who was sent off in a clash with Senegal.

Burkina Faso share the Group D summit with Cape Verde on six points after four games - a point more than Senegal and five in front of South Africa. Senegal and South Africa have a match in hand after their first meeting was chalked off by FIFA after Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey was found guilty of match-fixing.

The last time South Africa and Burkina Faso met which was on match-day one of the third and final round of the African qualifiers, they finished one-all in Ouagadougou. Only the group winner will advance to the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia.