Another Top Match For Victor Gomes
Victor Gomes To Officiate In A Crucial Match
A top South African match referee has been assigned to officiate in yet another crucial game on the continental football calendar.
As confirmed by the South African Football Association (SAFA), referee Victor Gomes is scheduled to officiate in a CAF Champions League match for Kampala Capital City Authority of Uganda and Al Ahly of Egypt.
The match is scheduled to take place in Uganda next month. SAFA has confirmed the details of the officials that have been assigned to work with Gomes in that match.
“Victor Gomes will lead a team of South African match officials, as he will be in charge of the 2018 CAF Champions League clash between Kampala Capital City Authority of Uganda versus Al Ahly of Egypt. Gomes will be assisted by FIFA World Cup-bound Zakhele Siwela and Johannes Moshidi, with Victor Hlungwani as the fourth official. This Group A encounter will take place on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 in Uganda. Kickoff is at 16h00 local time in Uganda (15h00 SA Time),” SAFA confirmed on their official website.
“The appointment comes at the back of a CAF investigation into allegations of bribery where Gomes and a team of match officials are said to have been offered money to fix the CAF African Confederations Cup tie between Plateau United of Nigeria and Algeria’s USM Alger played last weekend (Saturday, 7 April 2018). Gomes was in Lagos for that clash where he was assisted by Johannes Moshidi and Athenkosi Ndongeni, together with Christopher Harrison, who was the fourth official,” confirmed SAFA.
SAFA Head of Referees Tenda Masikhwa said, “CAF is showing that, without a doubt, our match officials are among the best, if not the best on the continent. A flurry of critical assignments is (the) testimony of our good work of producing top match officials.”