Egypt vs Senegal: CAF confirms referee for AFCON 2021 final
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Victor Gomes from South Africa to take charge of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations final between Senegal and Egypt.
The encounter will take place at the Yaounde-Stade Olembe in Cameroon on Sunday.
Gomes’ compatriots Zakhele Siwela will assist him, along with Lesotho’s Souru Phatsoane and DR Congo’s Olivier Safari Kabene.
He becomes the first South African to ever officiate in an AFCON final.
Gomes was voted PSL Referee of the Season in 2012/2013 season and 2017/2018 and has been an international referee since 2011.
Senegal defeated Burkina Faso 3-1, while Egypt defeated Burkina Faso 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out following a goalless draw in Yaounde.
Egypt, headed by Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, is aiming for a record-extending seventh AFCON trophy and its first victory in Angola since 2010.
Senegal competed in the 2019 edition's final in Egypt, losing by a solitary goal to eventual champions Algeria, who, interestingly, fell out in the first round in Cameroon.