World football governing body, FIFA, has appointed Botswanan Joshua Bondo as the referee for the crucial Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifying clash between Zambia and Nigeria.
The Super Eagles will host the Chipolopolo at the Uyo International Stadium on October 7 as they look to seal their place in next year’s Mundial while Zambia will fight to go level on points with the West Africans.
As stated by FIFA, 39-year-old Bondo will be joined by his Botswana counterparts, Oamogetse Godisamang, Tirelo Mositwane and Lesotho’s Souru Phatsoane as assistant referees.
The Super Eagles beat their Zambian counterparts in Ndola in the reverse fixture and would qualify for the World Cup once they repeat the feat in Uyo while a win for Zambia will take matters to final group matches.
Nigeria leads the group on 10 points while Zambia are second on 7 points. Algeria and Cameroun have lost interest with two matches to go as their points can’t take them anywhere near the top.