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Gomes Heading To Tokyo

David Notoane’s national under-23 side will not be the only South Africans involved at the football at the Tokyo Olympic Games, after it was confirmed that Victor Gomes has been selected as one of the tournament referees.

The highly-regarded South African official will follow in the footsteps of Jerome Damon, who was one of the officials at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Gomes says it is a huge honour to be heading to Tokyo.

“Being invited to officiate at the Tokyo Olympic Games is a huge honour for me,” Gomes told SAFA media.

“I am grateful to SAFA, CAF and FIFA for this recognition. This is the pinnacle point in my career and another step closer to my personal targets.”

“I will need to put on some extra hard work as I will not only be representing myself, my family but the whole of Mzansi and the African continent.”

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