Victor Gomes to officiate key AFCON qualifier


South African referee Victor Gomes will be the man in the middle for the highly anticipated Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group D qualifier between Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The encounter will be played on 17 November at the Estádio 11 de Novembro stadium in Luanda, Angola.

Although Gomes is known for controversial decisions in the DStv Premiership, the no-nonsense official has the ability to handle pressure during international encounters.

He will be assisted by fellow compatriots, Zakhele Siwela who will serve as the first assistant referee, Athenkosi Ndongeni who will be the second assistant referee.

Meanwhile, Eugine Nkosinathi Mdluli will be the fourth official with Namibia’s Johannes Jakob Vries taking the role of the match commissioner.

The AFCON qualifiers will resume next month after being suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic

The official AFCON tournament will be staged in Cameroon and is scheduled to take place from June – July 2021.

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By FARPost Reporter

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