27 March 2018 – Four South African officials have been assigned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to officiate a tricky Confed Cup match between Plateau United of Nigeria and Algeria’s USM Alger.
The two sides meet in the second round of the CAF Confederations Cup on Saturday, 7 April in a fixture that CAF says require high quality officiating. The two clubs are vying for a place in the group stages of the competition.
South Africa’s trusted referee, Victor Gomes who is no stranger to African football having officiated in a number of continental matches, will be in charge of the fixture and will be assisted by his equally experienced and qualified compatriots, Johannes Moshidi and Athenkosi Ndongeni.
Thando Ndzandzeka will be the match’s fourth official with the match commissioner being Marceli Djiadeu of Cameroon.
“The trust bestowed upon SAFA by CAF is testament of the continuous hard work being put in by the Association. Refereeing is a critical component of the game that requires constant learning and improvement and as the Association, we strive to be the best exporters of quality referees on the continent,” says SAFA’s Technical Committee Chairperson, Ms Natasha Tsichlas
Meanwhile, the Association has also wished the remaining South African clubs the best of luck in their respective Champions League and Confederations Cup campaigns.
Mamelodi Sundowns who won the competition two years ago are again in the group stages of the Champions League tournament while Bidvest Wits and Supersport United are competing in the Confed Cup.