There will be no Ghanaian referee for the upcoming 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be hosted by India in October this year.
No Ghanaian referee was name after FIFA, announced the list of officials and their assistants from all the six confederations.
For FIFA, it is essential to ensure that the best match officials from all around the world are selected for FIFA competitions. For some of the selected match officials, India 2017 will be another important step in their preparations for FIFA’s flagship competition, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.
At the same time, this competition in India will give other ambitious FIFA referees the opportunity to show their quality while taking another step forward in their career.
In all, the FIFA Referees Committee has appointed 21 trios of match officials, for the tournament.
AFC can boast of three referees and 6 Assistant referees, the same goes to CAF and CONCACAF.
The CAF referees are from Algeria, Madagascar and Ethiopia, with the six (6) assistant referees from Nigeria, Algeria, Tunisia, Mozambique, Ivory Coast and Uganda respectively.
UEFA has the highest number of match officials as they can boast of seven (7) referees and fourteen (14) assistant referees.
CONMEBOL has four (4) referees and eight (8) assistant referees with OFC having only one (1) referee and two (2) assistant referees.