FIFAWC: Janny Sikazwe to officiate Belgium v Canada match

Zambian top FIFA referee Janny Sikazwe is set to officiate at his second consecutive World Cup finals.

Sikazwe has been assigned as centre referee for Wednesday’s match between Belgium and Canada.

At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, he also took charge of a match involving Belgium and Panama which was his debut at the global showpiece. 

The match also saw him going into the record books as he became the first Zambian referee to officiate a game at the FIFA World Cup finals.

Sikazwe refereed the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup Final in Japan between Spanish club Real Madrid, representing UEFA as the reigning champions of the UEFA Champions League, and Japanese club Kashima Antlers, Real Madrid won the match 4-2 with Cristiano Ronaldo netting a hat-trick.

The man from Kapiri Mposhi was also the center man in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Final in Gabon becoming the first Zambian to do so.

Sikazwe was last year picked as one of  only two center referees from Africa to officiate at the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup.

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