Dick Okello shortlisted among match officials for 2021 Chan tournament.

 Dick Okello shortlisted among match officials for 2021 Chan tournament.

Dick Okello

Dick Okello

Uganda’s FIFA recognized assistant referee with Fifa badge, Dick Okello is the only Ugandan shortlisted for match officials going to officiate in the upcoming 6th edition of 2021 African Nations Championships in Cameroon, starting on 16th January to 7th February.

If all goes well and handed a game to officiate, he will become the second Ugandan referee to refereeing in this kind of tournament after Mark Sonko did it in 2016 in Rwanda.

Brian Miiro Nsubuga was shortlisted in 2018 for the same tournament which was going to take place in Morocco but was later on dropped prior to the tournament and hence Uganda missing that opportunity.

East African region has got some center referees going to officiate in the upcoming tournament namely; George Gatogato (Burundi), Peter Waweru (Kenya),Jean Claude Ishimwe (Rwanda) and Gilbert Cheruiyot as assistant referee from Kenya.

The full list of match officials for the 2021 Chan tournament

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