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Abraham joins 2019 AFCON technical directors group

Ethiopian National Team Coach, Abraham Mebrahatu, has joined the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) matches’ technical directors’ team to evaluate specific games. The African football governing body, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has unveiled the technical teams that will evaluate their respective groups they are assigned to.

Following the start of the 32nd AFCON competition, which commenced on June 20, 2019 in Egypt, the matches will be examined by several football experts. The 15 technical study groups will analyze particular matches and Abraham was named in a team that will analyze Group B national teams in collaboration with other colleagues.  The teams include Nigeria, Guinea, Burundi and Madagascar. Abraham will stay until the semi-final stage to examine Group B national teams.

The Technical Study Groups will be responsible for deciding award winners for the top goal scorer, best goalkeeper, best young player, and fair-play award during the competition and will evaluate the general performances of the teams.

After the conclusion of the 2019 AFCON tournament, the technical directors will produce a report and present their findings to the groups.

Furthermore, international referee Beamlak Tessema and assistant referee Temsgen Samuel were also chosen to take part in the competition.

Six venues across four cities will be used, with three stadiums in Cairo and one each in Alexandria, Suez and Ismailia. The 74,100 capacity Cairo international stadium will host the opening and the final game. The biennial tournament has been expanded from 16 to 24 teams.