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4 Oct 2013
3:06 pm

SA duo to officiate in Fifa U17 World Cup

Referee Daniel Bennett and assistant referee Zakhele Siwela will be flying the South African flag at the Fifa Under-17 World Cup hosted by the United Arab Emirates from October 17 to November 8.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 24:Daniel Bennett during the National First Division match between FC AK and Polokwane City at Eldorado Park on April 24, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

The South African duo will join 61 other Fifa-accredited match officials at the tournament.

Bennett and Siwela depart for Dubai on Wednesday for the 52-match tournament to be played at six venues across the UAE.

The pair had previously officiated in both Fifa and Caf matches, the most recent being the 2014 Brazil World Cup Group J qualifier between Senegal and Uganda.

Sewela also officiated at the previous under-17 world cup, held in Mexico in 2011.