VAR to be used at ‘key’ Ghana Premier League centres

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A view of the video assistant refereeing (VAR) operation room at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia International Broadcast Centre (IBC) in Moscow on June 9, 2018. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP) (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

The chairman of the Referees Committee, Kudjoe Fianoo has revealed that his outfit has proposed the use of Video Assistant Referee [VAR] in various centres of the Ghana Premier League.

Referees officiating in the Ghana Premier League made the headlines for the negative reasons before the airing of the ‘Number 12’ video by Anas Aremeyaw Anas in June last year.

Several match officials were caught engaging in bribery and corruption while in their line of duties.

FIFA has subsequently banned over ten Ghanaian referees and with football activities yet to bounce back, the Referee Committee which was part of the six ad-hoc committees that was formed to aid the work of the Normalization Committee have proposed the use of VAR in the Ghana Premier League.

“The Referees Committee of the GFA Normalization Committee have proposed the introduction of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) and Goal Line Technology at “key” Ghana Premier League centres,” the former Ashgold CEO disclosed in an interview with Accra-based Atinka FM.

The Executive Committee of CAF have also agreed the use of the VAR in the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations that will be hosted by Egypt this year.

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