Victor Gomes, a highly respected and straightforward referee has been designated to oversee the battle between Coton Sport FC of Cameroon and Al Ahly of Egypt in the continental Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League group match.
South African Football Association (SAFA) welcomed the designation of Gomes and regarded this to the value of professionalism in South Africa.
Natasha Tsichlas, chairman of the technical committee of SAFA declared that both FIFA and CAF have continuously praised the standard of South Africa’s refereeing and how they facilitated the continent elevate the standard of officiating.
Tsichlas further said that SAFA aims to preserve or stabilize their game because the common standard of the game is increased with good officiating.
The foremost referee Victor Gomes will be supported by Theophile Vinga of Gabon and Johannes Moshidi of South Africa while Chris Harrison also of South Africa will be the fourth referee of the match.
For the recent few years, South Africa provided quite a lot of match officials for both global and continental contests, a hint that the country is creating quality referees who level up with international standards.
The match between Coton Sport of Cameroon and Al Ahly of Egypt, the number one team in CAF’s history with eight competition championships, is set on May 23 at the Garoua-Omnisport Stadium at 4 in the afternoon.