Daniel Bennett, who became a CAF/FIFA referee in 2003, has once again put South African football on the map this time by officiating in the final of the 2016 Edition of the CAF Orange CHAN tournament in Rwanda this past Sunday.

Daniel Bennett, who became a CAF/FIFA referee in 2003, has once again put South African football on the map this time by officiating in the final of the 2016 Edition of the CAF Orange CHAN tournament in Rwanda this past Sunday.

The final pitted winners DRCongo and Mali and the South African official received huge accolades from the public at the way he handled the game.

Bennett alongside assistant referee Stevens Khumalo held the South Africa flag high on Sunday evening, as the Democratic Republic of Congo beat Mali 3-0 to win their second CHAN title.

The likeable referee says he was enjoying his job more than ever and was looking forward to getting more challenging assignments locally, on the continent and globally.

“I am actually sad that I have missed the cut for the Rio 2016 Olympics as FIFA has already scheduled the match officials for that tournament. However, I am looking forward to a great PSL second round, the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the CAF AFCON qualifiers, Champions League and Confederations Cup,” said a beaming Bennett.

A well-rested Bennett says he was ready for the PSL action and cannot wait to be in the middle of the park.

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