Ex Ghana international Anthony Baffoe has been appointed the general co-ordinator for the opening game of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
The 46-year-old will direct affairs throughout the opening ceremony and the game itself between co-host Equatorial Guinea and Libya in Bata on Saturday.
The ex FC Koln defender has distinguished himself in the general co-ordination role in high profile Fifa and Caf tournaments and has been duly rewarded with taking charge of the opening of Africa’s biggest football showpiece.
Baffoe who is also a member of Fifa and Caf Football Committees will also oversee all group games being played at the Bata venue.
He recently discharged a similar role during the Fifa Club World Cup in Japan which received raving reviews.