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Bakary Gassama

Bakary Papa Gassama (10 February 1979) is a Gambian football referee.[1]

Gassama became a FIFA referee in 2007.[2] He officiated at the 2012 Olympic tournament,[3] in which he was the fourth official for the gold medal match between Mexico and Brazil.[4] He also served as a referee at the 2012[5] and 2013 African Cup of Nations[6] tournaments, as well as the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.[7]

In March 2013 the FIFA named Bakary Gassama als one of the fifty potential referees at the World Cup 2014. On 15 January 2014 the FIFA announced that he would be one of the 25 referees on the tournament. His assistants will be Evarist Menkouandé and Felicien Kabanda.[8] The first match that he will lead will be the third group stage match in group B between the Netherlands and Chile on 23 June 2014.


  1. ^ World Referee
  2. ^ FIFA. "Gambia: Referees". Retrieved on 22 April 2013.
  3. ^ FIFA. "Men's Olympic Football Tournament: Referees". Retrieved on 22 April 2013.
  4. ^ FIFA. "Men's Olympic Football Tournament: Brazil 1:2 (0:1) Mexico". 11 August 2012. Retrieved on 22 April 2013.
  5. ^ Confederation of African Football. "Match Gabon vs. Morocco 01-27-2012". 27 January 2012. Retrieved on 22 April 2013.
  6. ^ Morrison, Neil. "African Nations Cup 2013". RSSSF, 22 February 2013. Retrieved on 22 April 2013.
  7. ^ FIFA. "Match Report – Congo – Gabon 1:0 (0:0)". 23 March 2013. Retrieved on 22 April 2013.
  8. ^ Referees & Assistant referees for the 2014 FIFA World Cup FIFA, 14 januari 2014. cited on 17 April 2014.

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