Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe shows a yellow card to Burkina Faso's Banou Diawara during their match against Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations 2017 tournament in Libreville on January 14, 2017 ©GABRIEL BOUYS (AFP)
Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe shows a yellow card to Burkina Faso’s Banou Diawara during their match against Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations 2017 tournament in Libreville on January 14, 2017 ©GABRIEL BOUYS (AFP)

By Concise News Correspondents

Caf has appointed Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe to officiate Sunday’s  Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) final between Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions and Egypt’s Pharaohs.

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It would be the third time the Zambian will be officiating a game involving Cameroon in the tournament.

The 37-year-old officiated Cameroon’s match against Burkina Faso in the group stage, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

He was also in the middle when the four-time winners squared off against the Teranga Lions of Senegal in the quarterfinals, which the Indomitable Lions dramatically won 5-4 on penalties.

Sikazwe was also the referee for the 2016 Fifa Club World Cup final between Real Madrid and Kashima Antlers in December.

In that game, the Zambian was at the centre of controversy, as he appeared to reach into his pocket to book Sergio Ramos for a second time before changing his mind.