Register Login Scores

Flying SA Flag High, Another Honour For Referee Gomes

Referee Victor Gomes has been invited to the Africa Cup of Nations’ refereeing workshop to be held in Morocco, the South African Football Association have confirmed.

Gomes, who was the match referee for the Absa Premiership match for Mamelodi Sundowns and Chippa United at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Tuesday afternoon, will be accompanied on the trip to the week-long workshop from 28 April to 5 May by assistant referee Zakhele Siwela, as confirmed by SAFA.

Read – Breaking: Top Chippa Official Resigns Hours Before Kick Off 

“With the 2019 AFCON tournament fast approaching, SAFA referees, Victor Gomes and Zakhele Siwela have been invited to the tournament’s referee workshop set to take place in Rabat, Morocco. The week-long workshop, which will be spearheaded by CAF’s highly qualified refereeing instructors commences on Sunday, 28 April and concludes on 5 May,” confirmed SAFA in a statement on their official website.

Read: Zambian Striker Lands In Mzansi, Details Revealed 

“Amongst other things, the workshop will be geared at preparing the selected officials for the continent’s biggest tournament and ensuring that they are all up to speed with the latest trends, rules and developments of the game. The duo, who are certainly no strangers to the pressure that comes with officiating high-profile international competitions, will jet off to the North African country on Saturday, 27 April.

“Gomes and Siwela are the only two South Africans amongst the 29 invited officials from across the continent and will be hoping to gather as much information and knowledge as possible ahead of the African showpiece. Gomes has become a regular in officiating tough African football matches, having officiated in some of the continent’s most hostile environments in CAF Champions League encounters over the years while Siwela impressively flew the South African flag at the recent FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will take place in Egypt from 21 June to 19 July,” concluded SAFA’s statement.

 

nextarticle

Benni: It Is Not Worth Coaching!

1 comments

Top 5

Why Chiefs' Big-Name Signing Is Due For Debut...

54 Jul 15, 2019 01:03 PM in Carling Black Label 2019

Revealed: Sundowns’ First 10 League Fixtures

43 Jul 15, 2019 12:25 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Players Who Went AWOL To Force Transfers

45 Jul 12, 2019 07:57 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Confirmed: Former ‘Big Three’ Duo Join Wits

18 Jul 15, 2019 01:39 PM in PSL

Chiefs’ Final Foreign Conundrum…

139 Jul 12, 2019 03:25 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Players Who Went AWOL To Force Transfers

45 Jul 12, 2019 07:57 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Why Chiefs' Big-Name Signing Is Due For Debut...

54 Jul 15, 2019 01:03 PM in Carling Black Label 2019

Shock PSL Move! Ex-Downs Star Makes Comeback

32 Jul 12, 2019 05:25 PM in Siyagobhoza

New Defender Arrives At Chiefs!

49 Jul 16, 2019 02:17 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Reported Chiefs Target Confirms SA Visit

27 Jul 15, 2019 01:42 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

UEFA Announce UCL Squad Of The Season, Snub Salah & Mbappe

6 Jun 03, 2019 09:19 PM in UEFA Champions League

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

13 Apr 02, 2019 12:30 PM in International

Breaking: Chiefs Make CBL Announcement

16 Jul 15, 2019 11:32 AM in Carling Black Label 2019