Ghana Hoping To Become First West African Country To Use VAR

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) | image via AFP

Prosper Harrison Addo, the General-Secretary of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has revealed that the FA is consultations and negotiations to ensure that Ghana becomes the first country in West Africa to launch the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

According to a report by Kickgh, Mr Addo believes that the introduction of VAR will help boost football in Ghana and also aid referees to take good decisions in order to handle games free and fair without any complaints.

“Ghana football will soon witness the invention of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to help boost our games,” Prosper Harrison Addo said.

“The European countries have started using VAR and it’s helping the football games on the field in on-the-field decisions and other incidents on the field. Some African countries have started such as Morroco, Egypt and in some cases South Africa.”

“Ghana will soon become the first West African country to use VAR in our games after consultations, negotiation and preparations are done. Everyone will see the implementation of VAR in Ghana,” he added.

This revelation by Prosper Harrison Addo comes after the GFA Referees, Manager Alex Kotey announced that processes have started to implement VAR in domestic football games.

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

The video assistant referee (VAR) is a technology used in association football to reviews decisions made by the head referee with the use of video footage and headset for communication specifically in order to minimize human errors causing substantial influence on match results.


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