CAF has announced that it will use Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) system at next year’s CHAN 2018 tournament.
The introduction of the technology was given the go ahead by the CAF Referees’ Committee at its meeting Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt.
Experimentation of the VAR technology will commence from the quarter finals stage of next year’s tournament scheduled between January 13 and February 4 in the Moroccan cities of Casablanca, Marrakech, Tangiers and Agadir.
African referees shortlisted for FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 and with previous training in VAR will be called upon for the tournament designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues.
Among decisions taken was the obligation for all Member Associations to have a functional Refereeing Department.
Also, the committee made up of former international referees, now experienced instructors, have been assigned specific geographical zones areas to ensure the implementation of the decisions taken by the Committee and the permanent monitoring of referees on the CAF lists.
In addition, the CAF Refereeing Department will soon be equipped with a video unit and also establish a performance rating system for referees.