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Top South African commentator called up to AFCON

Bafana Bafana might not be competing on the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) match in Cameroon, however Mzansi does have a referee, an assistant referee and now a prime commentator in ‘action’.

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The causes behind Bafana Bafana’s failure to qualify have been nicely documented and there’s no want to flog that useless horse as soon as once more.

Prior to kick-off, as reported by The South African web site, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) chosen South African referee Victor Gomes and assistant referee Zakhele Siwela among the many panel of match officers to do responsibility.

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On Thursday there was additional excellent news with affirmation that prime native soccer commentator Mark Gleeson had been called up to do what he does finest within the commentary field.

Gleeson was rushed into motion and called the conflict between hosts Cameroon and Ethiopia which resulted in a 4-1 win for the The Indomitable Lions it what was by a ways the very best scoring match on the match to date.

No one is aware of greater than Cape Town-based Gleeson who will have fun his 58th birthday on 21 January.

He is believed to have probably the most full set of African soccer information in existence and is the official archivist for African soccer for FIFA.

In 2017, the CAF awarded him a Gold Order of Merit for providers to African soccer – and deservedly so!

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