Chanterre officiated the African League final between Morocco’s Wydad and South Africa’s Sundowns in the first edition of the nascent tournament.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) assigned the management of the first leg final to the Sudanese referee, who was on time and recorded a distinguished appearance.
Although the league in Sudan was suspended due to the war, Chanterre appeared in high physical fitness and excellent mental presence.
Chanterre was cool and charismatic throughout the game and controlled the pitch.
Mahmoud Chanterre won the praise of the CAF refereeing committee with his compatriot, assistant referee Mohamed Nyala.
The meeting between Wydad and South Africa’s Sundowns was devoid of the boos against refereeing that Moroccan Hamahir were famous for, and the players’ protests against the decisions of the round judge decreased.
Sudanese arbitration expert Hussein Hammad says: Chanter’s successes do not need an impressionistic opinion, but I as a specialist now Mahmoud is the most distinguished at the level of CAF and competes strongly at the level of FIFA and enough praise Collina this distinction .
Speaking to change, he adds: “Chanterre is enough, high fitness and perfect positioning that always puts him in the right place where he can make the right decision.
Former international referee Walid Mohamed Ahmed Frey said that Chanterre is making his way to the world with confidence.
Walid said: “His recent successes in managing the most difficult matches entrusted to him are evidence of the confidence of the African Union in the terrible capabilities shown by the matches that he managed. He added to the change: Despite the loss of internal matches, which is difficult, Mahmoud manages the continental matches and the league in Sudan is disruptive due to the conditions of war, but he defied all these difficulties.
He concluded by saying: “Chanterre has made his name one of the pillars of the African Union, which is a sign of willpower, and with the permission of the next Youth World Cup, the 2026 World Cup and the Olympics, all await him and we trust that he will reach them.
Ingredients for success
As for the Sudanese wisdom Hanadi Mohammed, they said that the thing that distinguishes Chanterre is his mental presence, his preservation of the law and its application.
She added: “His high physical fitness and proximity to the event on the field made him possess all the ingredients of a successful referee.