Leading referee Victor Miguel de Freitas Gomes has been appointed to officiate the CAF Champions League group match between Cameroon giants Coton Sport FC and Al Ahly of Egypt.

The no nonsense Gomes will be assisted by Theophile Vinga from Gabon and Johannes Moshidi from South Africa while Chris Harrison, also from South Africa, will be the fourth official.

Assogbavi Espoir from Togo will be the match commissioner and Ibrahima Barry from Guinea working as the General Coordinator.

The encounter between Coton Sport and Al Ahly will take place on 23 May at the famous Garoua-Omnisports Stadium. The match kicks off at 16h00.

In the past few years, South Africa has provided a good number of match officials for both continental and global showpieces, a sign the country is producing top notch referees.

“Both CAF and FIFA have constantly praised our standard of refereeing and how we have helped the continent raise the standard of officiating.

“We intend to maintain or even up our game because the general standard of the game is be enhanced with good officiating,” said SAFA’s chair of Technical Committee, Natasha Tsichlas.

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