Gomes, 40, hung up his whistle earlier in the year after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar but is widely considered one of the continent’s greatest-ever officials.

He was recently appointed as Referees Committee chairperson of the South African Football Association and was now named as one of the new members to the CAF Referees’ Committee.

“The integrity, independence and credibility of referees, match commissioners and VAR operators is crucial for the respect and growth of African football and we are confident that the newly appointed CAF Referees’ Committee members will contribute towards the growth and global competitiveness of football in Africa,” CAF president Dr. Patrice Motsepe said.

CAF confirmed the following new members:

The President is Mr Hugues Alain Adjoyi from Benin and the Vice-President is Mr Victor Gomes from South Africa.

The other members are:

  • Mrs Fatou Gaye from Senegal
  • Mr Dombouya Aboubacar from Guinea
  • Mr Ali Mohammed Ahmed from Somalia
  • Mrs Tesfanesh Woreta from Ethiopia
  • Mr Djamel Haimoudi from Algeria
  • Mr Hadqa Yahya from Morocco
  • Mr Olivier Safari Kabene from Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Mr Louzaya René Daniel from Congo
  • Mr Inacio Candido from Angola
  • Mrs Gladys Lengwe from Zambia
  • Mr Aminu Shantali Shuaibu from Nigeria