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Cameroon-descent Referee earns French Ligue 1 promotion

by Lesley Ngwa
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Cameroon-born French football Referee Gaël Angoula has been promoted to the ranks of Ligue 1 officials for the 2023/24 season.

Angoula, who was once close to a call up to the Cameroon national team as a defender earned the promotion by dint of hard-work and brilliant performances last season in the Ligue 2 championship. He joins elite officials like Stephanie Frappart and Clement Turpin in the big time next season.

The 40-year-old is listed amongst 20 Referees retained for next season’s Ligue 1 championship.

Angoula, who was born in Le Havre to Cameroonian parents began his career as a player and played for six clubs in a 13-year period before switching to Refereeing in 2017.

The National and French Ligue 2 winner with Bastia back in the days has done well in his new profession. This explains his steady rise to the summit of officiating in the country noted for producing top notch officials.

Referees retained for the 2023/24 season:

François Letexier,Clément Turpin, Benoît Millot, Stéphanie Frappart, Willy Delajod, Gaël Angoula,Benoît Bastien, Florent Batta,Hakim Ben El Hadj, Marc Bollengier, Jérôme Brisard, Ruddy Buquet, Bastien Depechy,
Pierre Gaillouste, Thomas Léonard, Romain Lissorgue, Jérémie Pignard, Jérémy Stinat,
Mathieu Vernice, Eric Wattellier.

Assistant Referees for the 2023/24 season:

Julien Aube, Aurélien Berthomieu, Nicolas Danos, Aurélien Drouet, Erwan Finjean, Cyril Mugnier, Huseyin Ocak, Benjamin Pages, Mehdi Rahmouni, Hicham Zakrani, Alexis Auger, Mikael Berchebru, Guillaume Debart, Valentin Evrard, Steven Torregrossa, François Boudikian, Laurent Coniglio, Cédric Favre, Julien Haulbert, Philippe Jeanne, Thomas Luczynski, Christophe Mouysset, Brice Parinet Le Tellier, Gwenaël Pasqualotti, Florian Goncalves de Araujo, Bastien Courbet, Ludovic Reyes, Julien Pacelli.

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