Ghana's Daniel Nii Ayi Laryea, has been named by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), as one of 56 referees to officiate in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be hosted by Egypt.
The 32-year-old center referee would join the list of 27 center referees, selected across the continent with 29 other assistant referees for a pre-Afcon seminar to be held in Morocco.
Laryea, has a lot of tournament experience, having officiated in the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) tournament, in Morocco last year, the 2017 Africa Under-17 Cup of Nations in Gabon, as well as the 2017 WAFU Cup held in Ghana.
At age 24, he became the youngest FIFA referee to officiate in the Ghana Premier League in the 2013-14 season.
Laryea, who is also an accountant, is the grandson of retired referee L.O Laryea who was once Chairman of the Referees Association of Ghana.
Other top referees on the list includes; Mahmoud Zakria El Banna of Egypt, Bamlak Tessema of Ethiopia, Eric Arnaud Otogo Castane of Gabon, Zambia’s Janny Sikazwe and experienced Gassama Bakary Papa of Gambia.
List of centre referees: Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria), Helder Martins Rodrigues De Carvalho (Angola), Joshua Bondo (Botswana), Pacifique Ndabihawenimana(Burundi), Alioum Alioum (Cameroon), Amin Mohammed Omar (Egypt), Gehad Gershie (Egypt), Mahmoud Zakria El Banna (Egypt), Bamlak Tessema (Ethiopia), Eric Arnaud Otogo Castane (Gabon), Gassama Bakary Papa (Gambia), Daniel Nii Ayi Laryea (Ghana ), Peter Waweru (Kenya), Mahamadou Keita (Mali), Redouane Jiyed (Morocco), Noureddine El Jaafari (Morocco), Jackson Pavaza (Namibia), Jean Jacques Ndala Ngambo (DR Congo), Louis Hakizimana (Rwanda), Maguette Ndiaye (Senegal), Bernard Camille (Seychelles), El Fadil Mohamed Hussein (Soudan), Victor Miguel De Freitas (South Africa), Sadok Selmi (Tunisia), Youssefe Essrayri (Tunisia), Guirat Hythem (Tunisia ), Janny Sikazwe (Zambia).