Siwela off to Italy for cup prep

2018-04-11 06:02
PHOTO: 2nd Assistant Referee Zakhele Siwela during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations match between Burkina Faso and Ethiopia on the 25 January 2013 at Mbombela Stadium©Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

PHOTO: 2nd Assistant Referee Zakhele Siwela during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations match between Burkina Faso and Ethiopia on the 25 January 2013 at Mbombela Stadium©Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

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FRESH from being appointed to officiate at this year’s Soccer World Cup in Russia, referee Zakhele Siwela (pictured) travels to Italy next week for another Fifa workshop. Last month, the 36-year-old assistant referee attended a workshop in Dubai, where he made the list of 63 assistants who will attend the soccer spectacle.

Siwela says the workshop in Italy is a continuation of the one in Dubai, and he and his colleagues will be taken through the stringent requirements of the World Cup.

Although excited about making the list, Siwela says he is not getting ahead of himself. He knows the expectations that come with the event, but believes he will be able to put the country on the world map. Siwela believes he will be able to officiate at two more World Cups, so he wants to learn as much as he can during this one. — Sport24.

FRESH from being appointed to officiate at this year’s Soccer World Cup in Russia, referee Zakhele Siwela (pictured) travels to Italy next week for another Fifa workshop. Last month, the 36-year-old assistant referee attended a workshop in Dubai, where he made the list of 63 assistants who will attend the soccer spectacle.

Siwela says the workshop in Italy is a continuation of the one in Dubai, and he and his colleagues will be taken through the stringent requirements of the World Cup.

Although excited about making the list, Siwela says he is not getting ahead of himself. He knows the expectations that come with the event, but believes he will be able to put the country on the world map. Siwela believes he will be able to officiate at two more World Cups, so he wants to learn as much as he can during this one. — Sport24.

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