The African Football Confederation (CAF) has informed that video refereeing assistance, commonly known as VAR, will be used from the group stages of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) Cameroon 2021. According to another note from African football body, the number of supporters will be set at 80% of the stadium capacity during matches of the Cameroon team and at 60% for matches of other participating teams.
Unlike the 2019 edition won by Algeria, the use of the VAR will be effective from the first round of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) Cameroon 2021. This is what the African Confederation said. football (CAF) to all the Federations of the countries taking part in the 33rd CAN.
The VAR is a video device which allows video assistant referees to intervene in certain refereeing situations. This technical device, according to CAF, will intervene in offside situations, the validation of goals, penalties and the identity of the players to be penalized.
The Institution headed by Patrice Motsepe has also taken resolutions to counter the spread of Covid-19 during the competition. To this end, in addition to the vaccination and compulsory tests for all supporters in the stadiums, CAF has decided to limit the number of supporters to 80% of the capacity of the stadiums during matches in the host country, Cameroon and to 60 % for matches of other participating teams. The African Football Confederation has also reassured that the evolution of the situation will be observed over the course of the competition to adapt health measures.
52 games in total will be played during the competition with 24 teams who are looking for the coronation to succeed the Fennecs of Algeria. The Stallions of Burkina Faso launch the battle against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on January 9 at the Omnisport Paul Biya Stadium in Olembé.
By Siaka CISSE (Intern)