23 October 2019 – The South African flag will be flying high at the Brazil 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup with referee Victor Gomez the only South African match official at the tournament.
Gomes is among the 10 match officials selected by CAF – three referees, six assistant referees and one support referee.
Others from the continent are from Lesotho, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Madagascar, Libya, Sudan, and Kenya.
The FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 in Brazil will give ambitious FIFA referees the opportunity to showcase their quality while taking another big step in their careers.
Following on from the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, where Switzerland’s Esther Staubli officiated one game, FIFA has again selected female referees for a men’s tournament.
Claudia Umpierrez and Luciana Mascarana from Uruguay will team up with Monica Amboya from Ecuador to form a trio during the tournament, while Edina Alves Batista from Brazil has been appointed as a Support Referee.
In addition: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany) and Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico) have been named among the VARs for this competition.
The final will be played at the Estadio Bezerrao in Brasilia on 17 November.
* Victor Gomes South Africa
* Jiyed Redouane Morocco
* Mohamed Amin Omar Egypt
* Souru Phatsoane Lesotho
* Lionel Andrianantenaina Hasinjarasoa Madagascar
* Lahcen Azgaou Morocco
* Mustaph Akerkad Morocco
* Attia Amsaeed Libya
* Mohammed Abdallah Ibrahim Sudan
* Peter Waweru Kenya