Sibusiso Mjikeliso | Gomes stole the show on day when the world wanted to see Mane and Salah

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Sibusiso Mjikeliso
Sibusiso Mjikeliso

South African referee Victor Gomes took the spotlight from some of the biggest names in world football - Sadio Mane and Mo Salah - when Senegal faced Egypt in the Afcon final last Sunday. He's a character prone to the odd controversial moment and branded, in the local press, the "card happy" referee.

Victor Gomes has yearned for a day like last Sunday.

Officiating the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) final between Senegal and Egypt wasn't so much about blowing the whistle more than it being a Gomes exhibition - his long-awaited one-man show.

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