Referee Norman Matemera To Handle ASEC-Aduana Stars clash

CAF CONFED. CUP: Referee Norman Matemera To Handle ASEC-Aduana Stars clash

Zimbabwean referee Norman Matemera will be the centre man when ASEC Mimosas host Ghanaian champions Aduana Stars in their CAF Confederation Cup opener on Sunday.

The 36-year-old will be assisted on the lines by Brighton Nyika and Salani Ncube.

The match will be played at the Stade Felix Houphouet Boigny in Abidjan.

Matemera has become famous after confirming he rejected a US$ 10,000 bribe from Equatoguinean side Desportivo Niefang to influence CAF Confederation Cup to return leg match against Williamsville Athletic Club from Ivory Coast at home.

The bribery attempt occurred on the eve of the game with the help of the Togolese match Commissioner Lawson Mahuwe who played an intermediary role.

Niefang tried to offer Matemera and his assistants Brighton Nyika, Salina Ncube and Pilan Ncube a cash bribe of $10,000.

Motemera and his compatriots turned down the tempting offer and instead reported the incident to the CAF.

Niefang won the match 2-1 but got eliminated 3-2 on aggregate.

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