Ghana targeting VAR first in West Africa

The technology is expected to be first used in the Premier League 

Ghana is hoping to become the first West African nation to launch the use of Video Assistant Referees (VAR).

The revelation was made by the nation’s football association (GFA) general secretary Prosper Harrison Addo.

In September, Ghana announced it had begun steps towards the adoption of the technology in domestic football, particularly in the Premier League (GPL).

Ghana football will soon witness the invention of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to help boost our games,” said Addo, as reported by Kickgh.

“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.”

VAR reviews decisions made by the centre referee by the use of video footage and communication headsets.

“VAR is coming to Ghana, but there is a lot of work that we need to do to ensure that VAR comes to this country,” GFA referees manager Alex Kotey said in an interview with GFA News.

Source: Goal

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