JOHANNESBURG – The third vice-president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Danny Jordaan, has called on the continent to train more Video Assistant Referees (VAR) to level the playing field.
The introduction of VAR in major competitions has ironically caused controversy even though its introduction was to eliminate controversy by ensuring that the right decisions are made.
VAR has been slammed by traditionalists who claim that it’s going to kill the passion in football. But the criticism from Africa has been different, with many Africans feeling that the system is against them due to the calls that have gone against teams from the continent in the men’s and women’s World Cup.
CAF introduced VAR for the first time in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt.
But its introduction only started at the quarter-final stage of the tournament.