CAF to host workshop on VAR from March 26 to 30

Author: Beatrice Laryea
CAF used the VAR during the Champions League final between Al Ahly and Esperance

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is set to host a workshop on Video Assistant Referee (VAR) from March 26 to 30 in South Africa ahead of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be staged in Egypt.

Last month, the leadership of CAF announced that they would use the much-talked about and controversial technology VAR, in the AFCON for the first time in the history of the tournament.

The implementation of the VAR forms part of FIFA’s developmental goals towards football. Therefore, the five-day workshop will witness referees who will attend to equip themselves with the usage of the latest technology receive FIFA badges.

CAF used the VAR during the Champions League final between Al Ahly and Esperance as well as during the Confederation Cup final between Raja Casablanca and AS Vita club of Congo.

With the preliminary run in its flagship competitions, CAF deems it fit to introduce the VAR during the AFCON which will be held from June 19 to July 21.