GFA Starts Processes To Implement VAR In Domestic Competitions

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) | image via AFP

The Ghana Football Association (GFA), has began the process of implementing the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), technology in domestic competitions.

According to Alex Kotey, the GFA Referees Manager, has indicated that all member associations must have VAR operating in their respective domestic competitions by the next three years.

He, however, indicated that planning has started to ensure that Ghana meets all the requirements necessary in the use of VAR.

“FIFA is saying that, by the next 3 years, VAR must go to all member associations and so member associations must begin to accept this concept and let it become part of our football,” Alex Kotey said in an interview with GFA News.

“So, in the project planning, there are so many requirements that FIFA will demand from us which is in line with the club licensing regulations and so there’s nothing to fear.”

“After the project planning, there’s another requirement where you have to engage the various stakeholders, like referees who are the main actors of this program.”

“FIFA is ready to support this course and the only thing that member associations need to do is to show commitment and the willingness to accept the VAR into our football.”

Morocco, South Africa and Egypt are currently the only African countries that use VAR in their domestic competitions.


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