CAIRO: Seychellois referee Eddy Maillet will officiate in Wednesday s crucial World Cup qualifying playoff between Egypt and Algeria.
He will be assisted by fellow countryman Jason Damoo and Cameroonian Evarist Menkouande, world governing body FIFA said.
Maillet, who has been an international referee since 2001, was in charge of Nigeria s 3-2 victory over Kenya on Saturday which gave them a place at next year s World Cup finals in South Africa.
The 42-year-old also refereed Egypt s victories over Ivory Coast in the 2006 and the 2008 African Cup of Nations.
Egypt forced a playoff with North African rivals Algeria after beating them 2-0 at a packed Cairo Stadium on Saturday.
The Pharaohs are bidding to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1990.