2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Egypt's Amin Omar to officiate Ghana's clash against Mali next month

Published on: 14 May 2024

Egyptian referee Amin Omar Mohamed has been entrusted with the responsibility of officiating Ghana's crucial 2026 FIFA World Cup Group I qualifier against Mali in Bamako.

The 38-year-old lawyer, known for his astute judgment on the field, will lead the officiating team for this highly anticipated encounter.

Assisting Mohamed in ensuring a fair and smooth game will be his compatriots Abouelregal Mahmoud Ahmed Kamel Ahmed, Ibrahim Ahmed Hossameldin Taha, and Hassan Elghandour Ahmed, who will serve as Assistant I, Assistant II, and Fourth Referee, respectively.

Adding to the international flavor of the officiating team, Algeria's Abid Charef Mehdi will take on the role of Referee Assessor, providing valuable insights to maintain the highest standards of refereeing.

Senegal's Balde Yaya has been appointed as the Match Commissioner, overseeing the overall conduct and organization of the match, while Dao Brahim from Mauritania will serve as the Security Officer, ensuring the safety and security of all involved.

The 2026 FIFA World Cup Group I qualifier is scheduled to kick off at 19:00Hrs at the iconic Stade 26 Mars in Bamako on Thursday, June 6, 2024.

With both teams vying for a crucial victory to advance in the World Cup qualification campaign, anticipation is high for a fiercely contested match that will undoubtedly captivate football fans across the globe.