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The power of the referee’s whistle cannot be overstated. But with great power comes great responsibility. From SuperSport comes The Officials, a series about one of the most important but most un-recognised people on the football field: the match official.
They run as much as our faves and they have to train as hard, but it’s almost certain that you’ll only remember their name and contribution when you feel their decisions were detrimental to the game. The Officials follows the referees in South Africa’s Premier Soccer League (PSL). Critical as they may be, the reality is that their role comes with a lot of pressure and very little thanks. What then, would drive anyone to want to be a match official?
We profile some of the most successful, most recognisable people who’ve worn the ref’s shoes. From their greatest highlights to lifting themselves up from career-limiting mistakes and controversies, The Officials features bold characters who are not shy to own the fact that it is both their achievements and faults that built their characters and shaped their career success.
Showmax sponsors the match kit for the referees of the South Africa Football Association (SAFA).
The Official is on Showmax Pro from 4 June, and comes to Showmax standard from 18 June. Episodes come express from SuperSport.