Match Referee Thando Ndzandzeka during the Absa Premiership match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Baroka FC on 10 May 2017 at Lucas Moripe Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix

The 2021 AFCON Qualifier clash between Kenya and Egypt set for Thursday 25 May, 20221 at the MISC Kasarani has a new referee in Thando Ndzandzeka.


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) appointed Ndzandzeka after it emerged that referee Victor Gomes who was set to be in charge of the game contracted COVID-19.


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Since his league debut in 2012, 41-year-old Ndzandzeka. has officiated over 200 games in his home country as well as various CAF competitions and was named as the South African Premier Division (PSL) referee of the season for 2015/2016.


Zakili Siwela and Athenkosi Ndongeni who had earlier been tasked to be the first and second assistants in the game will retain their riles with the South Africans joined by their countryman Tom Abongile who will be the fourth referee; the other positions not tempered with.


Egypt currently sit on top of Group G with eight points, just ahead of second place Comoros on goal difference. Kenya are placed third with three points with Togo being the bottom placed team on one point.


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