Gomes appointed Referees Committee chair

Former referee, Victor Gomes, has been appointed as the new SAFA referees committee chairman.

Gomes, who retired after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, will take over from SAFA vice-president Natasha Tsichlas.

According to the mother body of South African football, the 40-year-old’s appointment “is in line with world football governing body FIFA’s requirement that the chair of the Referees Committee must be a former elite referee”.

“I want to thank SAFA and especially the President (Dr Danny Jordaan) for the trust entrusted on me with this appointment,’’ said Gomes.

“I will put same commitment in this job with the same professionalism I showed during my days as the referee,’’ he added saying implementing VAR was one of the several priorities which he wanted to get down to.

During his illustrious career, Gomes was in charge of the 2022 AFCON final between Senegal and Egypt in Cameroon as well the CAF Champions League final between Al Ahly and Wydad AC.

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