Pinnick To Commission World Cup Semi-Final Match
CAF new 1st Vice President, Amaju Pinnick, has been confirmed as the Match Commissioner for the 2018 FIFA World Cup first semi final match between France and Belgium in Saint Petersburg tomorrow, News Nigeria learnt.
The match which is expected to begin at 7pm Nigeria time tomorrow at the 67,000-capacity Zenit Arena, will be the fifth match Pinnick would commission at the finals in Russia. He ,however remains the only Nigerian involved at such high level of operation at the FIFA World Cup.
The match will bring together some of the best players of the round leather game in the universe at the present, including France’s Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe, and Belgium’s Romelo Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard.
Last Friday in Nizhny Novgorod, Pinnick was also the Match Commissioner of the quarter final clash between France and Uruguay which the French national team won.