WaiBOP’s CK Kawana-Waugh to help officiate Manchester City semi-final

New Zealand referee Campbell-Kirk Kawana-Waugh will make his second appearance at the FIFA Club World Cup when he is the fourth official for Wednesday’s semi-final between Manchester City and Urawa Red Diamonds.

Kawana-Waugh, who is the referee manager for WaiBOP Football, is part of the officials team at the tournament in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

He was fourth official for the second-round tie between Egypt’s Al Ahly and Saudi champions Al-Ittihad.

Kawana-Waugh was one of 25 referees at the FIFA U-20 Men’s World Cup in Argentina in May.

He will help three Saudi Arabia referees officiate Wednesday’s semi-final before an expected crowd of more than 50,000 at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah.

The international flavour of the tournament is demonstrated by the diversity of nations involved in the appointments made for the match:


Game to be played on Wednesday December 20, 2023 (NZT)

Urawa Red Diamonds (Japan) v Manchester City (England)
King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, 7am (NZT)
  • Referee: Mohammed Al Hoish (Saudi Arabia)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Khalaf Al Shammari (Saudi Arabia)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Yasir Al Sultan (Saudi Arabia)
  • Fourth Official: Campbell-Kirk Kawana-Waugh (New Zealand)
  • Reserve Assistant Referee: Arsénio Chadreque Marengula (Mozambique)
  • Video Assistant Referee: Adil Zourak (Morocco)
  • Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)
  • Offside Video Assistant Referee: Kathryn Nesbitt (United States)
  • Support Video Assistant Referee: Tatiana Auxiliadora Guzmán Alguera (Nicaragua)

Main photo: Campbell-Kirk Kawana-Waugh … to officiate his second game at the FIFA Club World Cup. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

Watch the game live for free

The match kicks off at 7am (NZT) on Wednesday December 19, 2023, and will be live-streamed free by FIFA+.

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