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VAR set to debut in Total CHAN 2020 quarterfinals today

Cameroon versus Mali one the past matches that ended 1-1

 

If you have been following the Total CHAN 2020 taking place in Cameroon, don’t be surprised to see Video Assistant Referee (VAR) playing important roll effective today.

CAF agreed to introduce the device from the quarterfinals of the championship which takes centre stage this weekend

The first match that will have VAR in this tournament will be on Saturday, 30 January 2021 between Mali and Congo at Ahmadou Ahidiou Stadium in Yaounde.

On Thursday, CAF Deputy Secretary General Anthony Baffoe visited the VAR facilities and also the match officials.

“The standard of football in this competition has been very high and this has been complemented by good match officiating. Of course there are areas of improvement and with the introduction of VAR in the quarterfinals, this will assist our match officials to make quality decisions.

As an administration, we are here to provide support. We have highly qualified instructors and people in charge in that space and they are doing a good job.”

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CAF Refereeing Director Eddy Mallet commented: “We have been fortune that CAF has made available the latest technology and training equipment for our match officials during this tournament.

This is indicative of the fact that the commitment to bring a professional structure in match officiating is not only lip serving but also a reality.”

 

 

 

 

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