Janny Sikazwe

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Janny Sikazwe
Born (1979-05-26) 26 May 1979 (age 39)
Kapiri Mposhi, Zambia
Other occupation Teacher
International
Years League Role
2007[1] FIFA listed Referee

Janny Sikazwe (born 26 May 1979) is a Zambian international football referee. He got his big break in 2008 at COSAFA U20 in South Africa when he was called to replace another referee who had failed a fitness test and his journey to becoming one of Africa's best began. He is known for allowing games to flow without stoppages and many yellow cards.

On 20 November 2018, he got provisionally suspended by the CAF Disciplinary Board on suspicion of corruption following the way he handled the Caf Champions League match which Esperance de Tunis won 4-2 in Semi-Finals second leg over C.D._Primeiro_de_Agosto.

He was one of the referees for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. He refereed the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup Final in Japan, and the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Final in Gabon.[2] He was selected to officiate at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, and made his debut in the Belgium vs Panama Group G game on 18 June. 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.

2018 FIFA World Cup – Russia
Date Match Venue Round
18 June 2018  Belgium Panama Fisht Olympic Stadium Group stage
28 June 2018  Japan Poland Volgograd Arena Group stage

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zambia Referees fifa.com
  2. ^ "'Sikazwe could referee the World Cup final'". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-06-10.

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Preceded by
Iran Alireza Faghani
FIFA Club World Cup Final Referee
2016
Succeeded by
Mexico César Ramos