FilGoal | News | Report: Cav is trying to convince Gomez to back out of retirement

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is trying to persuade international referee Victor Gomez to reverse his decision to retire after the World Cup.

Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup between November and December of this year.

And the South African channel, “SABC Sports”, stated that Kave was working to persuade Gomez to retract his retirement, after he informed some media outlets that he had stopped refereeing after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The channel indicated that the 39-year-old, who refereed the South African derby match last weekend between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, informed the president of the South African Football Association, Danny Jordan, of his decision to retire after the World Cup.

The report attributed the decision to retire to Gomez’s desire to devote himself to his own company in Johannesburg, especially that the retirement age for international and local match referees is set between 45 and 47 years.

The 39-year-old referee made his South African debut in 2008.

Gomez was chosen as the best referee in the South African League for the 2012-13 and 2017-2018 seasons after starting his international career in 2011.

heroic attitude

In 2018, the South African Football Confederation announced that international referee Victor Gomez had refused to accept a bribe estimated at $30,000 to fix the outcome of a match between Plateau United and Ittihad Algiers in the CAF Confederation Cup.

In its statement, the Federation confirmed that a sum of money had been offered to the referee through the Nigerian side before the start of the first leg, but he refused and informed the match observer of the incident and the match ended with a 2-1 victory for Plateau United.

Victor Gomez’s refusal to take bribes was a turning point in the career of the South African referee, as CAF increased its dependence on him in the big and important matches on the continent.

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