VAR, Video assistant Referee is football’s latest technology that seeks to assist and not replace human referees in their jobs.
The Confederation of African Football CAF is making strides to match up in the world stage as the body last week wrapped up a 5 day training workshop for some African referees in South Africa on the use of VAR.
The big Question remains, is Africa ready for the technology?
In 2018 for example in the Brazilian top flight Championship, Clubs refused to use the technology citing cost, the clubs had to pay an estimated cost of 6,2 million Dollars just for a season to facilitate the installation of the VAR system.
This sounds way more than the entire annual budget of the Cameroon Football Federation FECAFOOT.
Alioum Sidi Neant joins us from Cameroon we shall be attempting to see the possibilities of this technology in Africa with him.