South African referee Victor Gomes and assistant Zakhele Siwela have been given another assignment by FIFA.
The duo were in charge of last week Monday’s CAF Champions League final between Wydad Athletic Club and Al Ahly and are off to Doha for the Intercontinental FIFA World Cup match between Australia and Peru.
The 2022 World Cup playoff match will be played at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Doha, Qatar on 13 June 2022 and kicks off at 21:00.
Gomes and Siwela also handled the AFCON final between Senegal and Egypt this year and have been selected to be part of the officials to go to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar later in 2022.
However, this time around they will not be in the middle of the park, with Gomes appointed as fourth official, while Siwela will be the reserve assistant referee, SAFA confirmed.
Slavko Vincic of Slovenia will be the referee on the day and will be assisted by his two compatriots Tomaz Klancinik and Andraz Kovacic. Juan Martinez of Spain together with France’s Jerome Brisard and Jerson dos Santos of Angola will be in charge of VAR.
Gomes, who arrived back home on Wednesday from Morocco, said he was excited at yet another opportunity to represent his country.
‘’This is not about me but for my country, my Association (SAFA) and my family. Whenever I go on international duty I know I am representing my country and this gives me utmost satisfaction,’’ he told SAFA.