By Augustus Auggie Audekina-Doe
After a splendid performance displayed in Liberia’s international friendly with Sierra Leone ahead of Zimbabwe 3-0 away defeat, Fifa badge referee, George S. Roger has sealed his first Caf international assignment.
CAF has appointed referee Roger to take charge of Guinea’s Championship of African Nations (CHAN) Zone West A preliminary round second leg qualifier against Guinea Bissau on July 22 in Conakry.
Though the date to departure is pending; the 30-year-old will head a set of Liberian referees; Sekou Kannah, Johnson Gbartea and Issac T.Z Montgomery to Conakry, Guinea.
The Fifa badge referee who was commissioned in January 2016 will be ably assisted by Sekou Kannah as assistant # 1, Johnson Gbartea as # 2 while Issac T.Z Montgomery will serve as fourth official.
The well-built referee started his professional career in 2010 and his first match officiated was on Tusa Field between Young Black Star versus Crystal Palace.
The Liberian referee before becoming a referee played football with Young Black Star in the Gradernerville Sub-Committee league and the Jimmy Jolocon High school.
As part of his referee abilities, Roger officiated a beef-up match that saw LISCR FC forced Union Duala to a 2-2 draw in Monrovia.
The match was part of Union Duala build-up ahead of their Caf Champion League return match with Nimba United.
He travels with Nimba United as an accompanying referee in the returned leg in Duala.
In April 2016 he had an international course for new Fifa badge referee amongst 41 from the Africa.