SA ref Gomes says NO to cash bribe - report

2018-04-10 13:31
Victor Gomes (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - South African referee Victor Gomes rejected a $30 000 (R362 822) bribe to fix a CAF Confederation Cup first-leg match between Nigerian side Plateau United and Algeria’s USM Alger.

According to the TimesLIVE website, the matter is under investigation after Gomes reported the incident to the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

At this stage the parties involved remain unknown.

Assisting Gomes was Johannes Moshidi and Athenkosi Ndongeni, while Thando Ndzandzeka was the fourth official for the fixture that took place in Lagos, Nigeria.

United won the match 2-1 with the second-leg set for Tuesday, April 17.

Senegal referee Maguette N'Diaye will be the referee on the day.

Match-fixing has been a huge problem for the beautiful game in recent times in particular and FIFA issued a strong warning last year, handing referee Joseph Lamptey a life ban.

The Ghanaian official gave a penalty for a non-existent hand-ball against Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly during a Soccer World Cup qualifying match against South Africa.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.