LUANDA Jan 29 Koman Coulibaly of Mali will
referee Sunday's African Nations Cup final between holders Egypt
and Ghana in Luanda, the Confederation of African Football
announced on Friday.
The 39-year-old, officiating at his fourth Nations Cup
tournament and on the shortlist for the World Cup in June, has
been involved in controversy in the past.
Coulibaly awarded Cameroon a disputed stoppage-time penalty
in their final 2006 World Cup qualifier against Egypt in Yaounde
that, had they converted, would have taken them through to the
finals. The kick was missed.
There is also an existing page, set up by angry Tunisian
fans, on the social networking site Facebook that calls for the
referee's removal from the panel of world soccer's ruling body
FIFA following his displays in matches involving their team.
Coulibaly will be assisted by Evarist Menkouande of Cameroon
and Morocco's Achik Redouane on Sunday.
(Editing by Tony Jimenez. To query or comment on this story