Top South African referee Victor Gomes will take charge of this season’s CAF Champions League final between Wydad Casablanca of Morocco and Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahly on Monday, May 30.
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The match will controversially take place at the Stade Mohammed V Stadium in Morocco, affording Wydad ‘home ground’ advantage.
Gomes will become the sixth South African to take charge of a CAF Champions League final, following in the footsteps of Ian McLeod, Mathabella Petros, Robin Williams, Jerome Damon and Daniel Bennett.
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Victor Gomes, 39, has been flying the national flag high in recent time and also took charge of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final, becoming the first South African referee to do so.
Mosimane has had nothing but good things to say about Gomes.
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“For me, Gomes is number one on the continent,” Mosimane told the South African Football Journalists Association (SAFJA) earlier this year.
Meanwhile, on Thursday it was confirmed that Gomes will represent South African at the 2022 Soccer World Cup in Qatar along with assistant referee Zakhele Siwela.
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