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Damone leads SA refs' team

By unknown | Jun 25, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Meshack Motloung

Meshack Motloung

Fifa has appointed top South African referee Jerome to head the South African team that will officiate in the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

Damone will be assisted by Enock Molefe, a teacher from Bloemfontein and Ntankunkira Celestin from Rwanda.

Speaking to the Sowetan before leaving for Burundi last week, Molefe said the team would be working together until the 2010 World Cup-Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers are over.

"I've worked with Damone at different countries for a long time and we know and understand each other. He's among the best referees in the world and I hope we'll do well during the Fifa World Cup," said Molefe.

He added that Fifa had appointed six teams from different countries on the African continent for the 2010 World Cup.

He said two of the six teams would be backup teams and four would start to officiate when the tournament kicks off.

"I don't see Damone's team being a backup team, because he is one of the most experienced and respected referees in the world," said Molefe. "He had officiated at a number of events throughout the world and he commands respect from a lot of countries."


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