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AFCON 2021: CAF appoints South African referee for Senegal Egypt final

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF), has appointed South African referee, Victor Gomes for the AFCON final showdown between Senegal and Egypt.

The final is billed to hold at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon.

In a circular released by the continent’s football body, Gomes will officiate the final tie while Moroccan, Redouane Jiyed will take charge of the third placed tie between Burkina Faso and Cameroon.

Victor Gomez who will become the first South African referee to officiate an AFCON final and

will be assisted by compatriot Zakhele Siwela and Lesotho’s Souru Phatsoane.

Gomes is a PSL referee since 2008, Gomes was voted PSL Referee of the Season in 2012–13 and 2017–18 and has been an international referee since 2011.

Below is the scheduling of the referees fixed for the third placed and final match:

Third Place Match 

05/02/2022

Burkina Faso vs Cameroon

Referee: Redouane Jiyed (Morocco)

Assistant Referee 1: Lahcen Azgaou (Morocco)

Assistant Referee 2: Mostafa Akarkad (Morocco)

Fourth Official: Sadok Selmi (Tunisia)

Reserve AR : Attia M. Essa Amsaaed (Libya)

Video Assistant Referee: Haythem Guirat (Tunisia)

Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1 : Lahlou Benbraham (Algeria)

Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2 : Khalil Hassani (Tunisia)

Referee Assessor : Ali Mohamed Ahmed (Somalia)

Final Match

06/02/2022

Senegal vs Egypt

Referee: Victor Miguel De Freitas Gomes (South Africa)

Assistant Referee 1: Zakhele Thusi Granville Siwela (South Africa)

Assistant Referee 2: Souru Phatsoane (Lesotho)

Fourth Official: Jean Jacques Ndala Ngambo (DR Congo)

Reserve AR : Oliver Safari Kabene (DR Congo)

Video Assistant Referee: Adil Zourak (Morocco)

Assistant Video Assistant Referee 1 : Bouchra Karboubi (Morocco)

Assistant Video Assistant Referee 2 : Zakaria Brinsi (Morocco

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