The International Egyptian referee Mohamed Ma’arouf accompanied with other 11 men referees and the international Egyptian assistant referee Youssef El-Bossati with other 11 assistant men referees from all over Africa, have been selected by the (CAF) Referees Committee
to take part in theU-23 AFCON qualifying tournament for Tokyo 2020.
In addition, 3 other women referees were selected also to officiate the matches of the tournament hosted by Egypt at the Cairo Stadium and El Salam Stadium from 8th to 22nd of November
The tournament takes place in Cairo where two stadiums will host the African Cup of Nations, Cairo Stadium and El Salam Stadium. Teams were divided into 2 groups, group A, which includes Mali, Cameroon and Ghana, while group B includes Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa and Zambia.
The Cairo International Stadium can accommodate 75,000 fans, while El-Salam Stadium can accommodate 30,000 fans.