AFCON 2021: Officials that will rule the final

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has revealed that top South African referee Victor Gomes will officiate the Africa Cup of Nations final in 2021. (AFCON).

Along with Lesotho’s Souru Phatsoane, Gomes’ compatriot Zakhele Siwela will be one of the helpers.

Olivier Safari Kabene of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be on fourth-official duty.

Gomes will make history as the first South African referee to officiate an AFCON final.

The 2021 AFCON final with feature Senegal vs Egypt

The final, set for Sunday, 6 February, will take place between Africa’s top-ranked nation, Senegal, and seven-time champions Egypt.

Egypt, led by Liverpool’s superstar Mohamed Salah, are looking to win their eighth AFCON title, but their first since 2010 in Angola.

Meanwhile, Senegal, who have another Liverpool striker in the form of Sadio Mane in their line-up, will be looking for their maiden AFCON success.

Kick-off at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde is scheduled for 21:00 South Afrrican time.

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