Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
1 minute read
10 Apr 2018
1:16 pm

SA referee rejects R300k bribe – report

Phakaaathi Reporter

South African referee Victor Gomes reportedly turned down a bribe worth US$30‚000 (R362‚822) to fix a Caf Confederation Cup game.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 29:Referee Victor Gomes gives Sibusiso Khumalo a red card the Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs and Cape Town City at FNB Stadium on November 29, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

According The Sowetan the no-nonsense referee was approached to fix a game between Nigerian side Plateau United and USM Alger of Algeria but he refused to do so.

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Gomes was in Lagos, Nigeria, when the incident took place and is said to have reported the matter to Caf.

Plateau beat USM alger 2-1 in the match that had South Africa referees, Gomes, Johannes Moshidi and Athenkosi Ndongeni‚ and Thando Ndzandzeka officiating.

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