Jean-Jacques Ndala, the referee who is the pride of the DRC
Jean-Jacques Ndala is a professional Congolese referee who is talked about on the international scene thanks to his services, against a background of rigor and objectivity, during the matches. He has to his credit over 30 international matches in the African Cup of Nations, the CAF Champions League, the Confederation Cup and the Under-20 World Cup. Which makes him the only Congolese referee to have reached this level.
» Work in silence and let success speak for you « . This quote has all its meaning in the professional career of Jean-Jacques Ndala, who carries high the banner of the Democratic Republic of Congo in arbitration. Rather discreet, Mr. Ndala is one of the best whistles in Africa. As proof, he is on the list of 6 African referees preselected for the World Cup in Qatar in 2022. His prowess is also talked about in the DRC. In 2020, Mr. Ndala was named best referee of the National Football League (LINAFOOT).
At the helm of the CAF Supercup
Following his prowess, the arbitration commission of CAF (African Football Confederation) has set its sights on him to officiate the prestigious final of the Supercup, which will pit the Egyptian giants of Al Ahly and the Moroccans of Raja against each other on Wednesday. December 22, 2021. Scheduled at the Ahmad Bin Ali stadium in Doha, Qatar, this shock will determine the winner of the 30th edition of the CAF TotalEnergies Supercup. This decisive meeting will serve as a warm-up before flying to the country of Samuel Eto’o, in January, to take part in the (CAN African Cup of Nations).
A referee equal to himself
The Congolese referee has always been up to the events. Several specialists in African football appreciate his rigor and determination. » He is one of the few Congolese referees who remain very logical in their whistles », Launches a sports journalist, who attended several matches directed by his compatriot, within the framework of the national football league (Ligue 1). We will remember his refereeing during the match between Cameroon, the host country, and the Atlas Lions of Morocco, counting for the semi-finals of the African Nations Championship (CHAN 2021). Despite the tensions that enamelled this meeting, Jean-Jacques Ndala remained master of the field.