The video assistant referee was introduced in football by FIFA to help referees during matches. It is used mostly in a controversial incident to avoid referee's committing an error. At the early stage of world cup qualification matches, VAR was not not used, but FIFA has approved the use of the technology at all match venues.
The delay was due to the finance involved in installing it at the new venues that don't have the technology before. It may interest you to know that, no stadium in Africa has the VAR technology.
VAR is meant to work in three different occasions which includes:
The technology is needed in Africa to help referees during matches to avoid the kind of error that happened in Nigeria Vs Central African Republic and Ghana Vs Zimbabwe match. The match Officials took some decisions that went against Ghana and Central African Republic.
1. Ghana Vs Zimbabwe
The center referee cancelled a goal scored by Ghana because his assistant raised the flag for Offside. The player that scored the goal was not in an offside position.
The Zimbabwe players wore a yellow jersey while Ghana wore white. From the picture above, none of the black star players were in an offside position.
2. Central African Republic Vs Nigeria
Leon Balogun scored the super eagles first goal of the match. It was controversial because the goal scorer seemed to be in an offside position.
Leon Balogun was clearly in an offside position when he received the ball from his teammate.
If VAR was in use in the matches mentioned above, all the errors committed by the center referee and his assistant would have been corrected by the technology. The technology is needed in Africa for our referees to match the standard of the others across the world
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