The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Ethiopian Bamlak Tessema Weyesa to officiate the Warriors AFCON opener against Algeria in Franceville (Group B) of the AFCON 2017.

Tessema will be assisted by Jean Claude Birumushahu (Burundi) and Aboubacar Doumbouya (Guinea).

Tessema (37) has already mediated CAN matches for the 2015 event in Equatorial Guinea. He became a FIFA referee in 2009.[2] He has served as a referee at the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, beginning with the first-round match between Djibouti and Namibia.

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