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CAF Champions League Gomes replaces Bennett

PREMIER SOCCER League (PSL) referee Daniel Bennett has been dropped from the encounter between Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel by Confederation of African Football (CAF).

African football’s mother body confirmed that South African referee Victor Gomes will take charge of the crunch second leg semi-final clash.

The clash, which is set for Sunday, October 22, 2017, at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Egypt, was originally going to be manned by another South African referee, Daniel Bennett, but after complaints about Bennet’s bias against Ghana while in charge of the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier between Uganda and Ghana in Kampala this past weekend, according to Egyptian publication KingFut,  he was replaced by Gomes for the Champions League encounter.

However, Bennett’s woes are not yet over as the Ghanaian Football Association has formally lodged a complaint against him for ruling Ghana’s Thomas Partey’s two legitimate goals as offside and also denying them what seemed a clear-cut penalty.

Therefore, with over a week to go until the resumption of the Champions League, CAF has confirmed that Gomes is set to take charge of the encounter. Goal.com

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