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 FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 will take place in Brasilia (Gama), Goiania and Vitoria (Cariacica) between 26 October and 17 November 2019.

The final will be played at the Estadio Bezerrao in Brasilia on 17 November.

CAF Referees:

* Victor Gomes                                                    South Africa

* Jiyed Redouane                                                Morocco

* Mohamed Amin Omar                                       Egypt

Assistant Referees:

* Souru Phatsoane                                               Lesotho

* Lionel Andrianantenaina Hasinjarasoa              Madagascar

* Lahcen Azgaou                                                  Morocco

* Mustaph Akerkad                                                Morocco

* Attia Amsaeed                                                     Libya

* Mohammed Abdallah Ibrahim                             Sudan

Support Referee:

* Peter Waweru                                                      Kenya

Brazil 2019: List of appointed Match Officials