Bio
Messie Jessie Nkounkou
Born: 1986-12-31
Intl. since: 2012-01-01
Hometown: Brazzaville
Country: Congo (Brazz)
Speaks: French, English
Occupation: student Human Geology
Hobbies: scrabble, tennis, reading, cinema

Messie Jessie Nkounkou is a human geography student in Brazzaville. His objective was to become a professional football player, but after a broken leg during a game, he was forbidden to continue playing football by his uncle. His passion for football being so strong, he then started his referee career in 2007. He became a FIFA international in January 2012, "one of the best day in my life" he said, "as that was my goal".

A premonitory first name

With his famous first name, Messie Nkounkou initially had the ambition to become the African (Lionel) Messi as a football player .. He now wants to become the " Messi" of African refereeing...a long way to go, but who knows....

A missed start

Messie Nkounkou received his first appointment as an international referee for the U-20 qualifying match between DR Congo and Central African Republic in Kinshasa on May 5th, 2012. Unfortunately the Central African Republic forfeited and the match never took place.

Statistics
Statistics for MESSIE JESSIE NKOUNKOU
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 2 0 2
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 15 16 31
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 1 1
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.15 0 0.08
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.15 1.23 1.19
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0 0.08 0.04

Based on 13 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR MESSIE JESSIE NKOUNKOU
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Africa U-20 Cup of Nations 2019 qualifiers
3rd roundMauritania u20Nigeria u202018-07-141 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd roundMozambique u20South Africa u202018-05-121 - 1 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CAF Confederation Cup 2018
1st roundOlympique StarAl-Hilal Al-Ubayyid2018-03-070 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CAF Champions League 2018
preliminary roundAduana StarsAl-Tahaddy2018-02-212 - 0 7 (3-4)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CAF Confederation Cup 2017
preliminary roundAPEJES AcademyASC Niarry Tally2017-02-121 - 0 1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
friendly
LibyaSenegal2017-01-061 - 2 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CameroonGabon2016-09-062 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CAF Champions League 2016
preliminary roundLiboloRacing de Micomeseng2016-02-135 - 1 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CAF Champions League 2015
preliminary roundSony Elá NguemaAC Semassi2015-02-151 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CAF Championship u17 2015 qualifiers
2nd roundGabon u17Ethiopia u172014-08-023 - 0 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)2 (2-0)0 (0-0)
CAF u20 Youth Championship 2015
2nd roundGabon u20Rwanda u202014-05-241 - 0 4 (2-2)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CAF Confederation Cup 2014
preliminary roundThe PanthersMedeama2014-02-091 - 2 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
CAF Confederation Cup 2013
preliminary roundElect Sport N'DjamenaPanthère de Ndé2013-03-031 - 1 2 (2-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)