Bennett  to referee Rwand

An experienced South African referee Daniel Bennett is the man who will be in between Rwanda and Nigeria football match due to take place on 28th this month. 

Benett was voted as the best referee in the South African championships of 2011 and he was the man behind among the tough games in the just concluded African Cup of Nations like the match between Ghana and Guinea, Cote d’voire and Mali in the quarter finals.


He also participated as a referee in the world cup of 2010 which took place in his home country South Africa.


According to information from, Bennett, 36, will be the referee of the game between Rwanda and Nigeria with the help of other South Africans Zakhele Thusi Siwela, Luyanda Somi and Tinyiko Victor Hlungani. The match commissioner will be Hassan Waberi Suleiman from Djibouti.


Both side the Rwandan camp ‘Amavubi’ and the Nigerians are already in preparations for the game that will take place at the national stadium of Rwanda on the 28th of February 2012.

The Nigerians are to play a friendly match with Liberia on the 15 February in preparations for the Rwandan match whereas Rwanda have not had any friendly game with any country.


Rwandese national coach Milutin Micho said his team will start training next week after first phase of the Rwanda champion’s league because that is when several players from different foot ball clubs will be available.

Mucho explained that players from APR foot ball club and Kiyovu Sport will not be among the selected players as the clubs will also be in preparations for African Champions league that will kick off on 17th February.


Kiyovu Sport will play Simba from Tanzania in the Confederations cup whereas APR FC will travel to play Tusker in Kenya in the CAF champions league.

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