Johannesburg - South African referees have again been recognised for their sterling work on the field. The men in middle have been appointed to handle crucial matches of the 14th Edition of the Orange CAF Champions League.
2010 Fifa World Cup referee Jerome Damon as well assistant referee in the World Cup Enoch Molefe, will be joined by Andrew Reezers in officiating in the tough encounter between Egyptians sides Ismaily and Al Ahly. The match takes place on Sunday in Egypt. Another South African who will be flying high his country’s flag is Basit Ebrahim who will be the reserve referee in the match.
In Nigeria, Daniel Bennet will be in charge when Heartland of Nigeria faces JSK of Algeria. The clash will be played in Nigeria. Somi Luyanda and Siwela Thusi will be the assistant referees. Daniel Volgraaff will be the reserve referee.
JSK have nine points and are only one point away from the semifinals of the Orange CAF Champions League, which makes this match all the more important. Al Ahly are in second place with four points, and can still qualify for the final four should they beat Ismaily who are right behind them with three points.
“The appointment of South African referees to such crucial matches which are expected to be highly-charged can only mean one thing, and that is the level of confidence CAF has shown in our referees in handling such important matches. Some of our referees officiated in the recently-ended 2010 Fifa World Cup on home soil, the latest appointment is just a continuation of their progress on the world stage,” says Safa President Kirsten Nematandani.
South African Ian Mcleod will be the match commissioner in the clash between Dynamos FC of Zimbabwe and E.S.T of Tunisia on Saturday, 18 September 2010.
ES Setif v TP Mazembe 15:00
Dynamos v Esperance 15:00
Heartland v JSK Kabylie 15:00
Ismaily v Al Ahly 15:00