The referee’s manager of Ghana Football Association, Alex Quartey, has disclosed that the Ghana Premier League will soon be using Video Assistant Referee (VAR) at the various match centres to help improve the game.
In an interview with Accra-based Asempa FM he said the Federation International of Football Association (FIFA) is ready to support Ghana to acquire VAR sets at our various match centres which will help the referees to officiate properly.
He said “… FIFA has brought a logistics to the Ghana Football Association about the distribution of Video Assistant Referee (VAR). And it is a very good point to use VAR in Ghanaian stadiums during match days. We have to use the VAR and FIFA is ready to support us and I believe it is an innovation which is now part of refereeing. Maybe FIFA will give us three years to prepare towards it.”
Video Assistant Referee came as a result of FIFA reviewing the use of headsets used by the referees on the pitches. This initiative started in the 2018 World Cup and only few African countries uses it.