Kiosk 360. To avoid controversy, CAF has imposed on the countries which will play the qualifying play-offs for the 2022 World Cup, to equip their stadiums with VAR technology. Morocco is almost the only country not concerned, specifies the daily Assabah, from which this press review is taken.
The African Football Confederation (CAF) is studying the possibility of imposing the VAR in the play-offs that will decide the five African selections that will go to the World Cup in Qatar next year, reports the daily Assabah from Thursday 25 November.
The African football body intends to cut the grass under the possible contestation of the selections of the results of the matches, and play the transparency card to avoid the controversies born during the matches of the African Champions League and the Cup of the Confederation.
However, several play-off countries do not have VAR technology in their stadiums. It is at this level that CAF will intervene to financially help dam countries to acquire this technology.
The Atlas Lions will face one of the countries which prance between 6th and 10th place in the continental ranking, namely Egypt, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ghana or Mali. However, Morocco is in a comfort zone, since it was the first African country to introduce VAR technology in Botola.
CAF also obliged the countries whose clubs will play the quarter-finals of the CAF Cup or the Champions League, to use the VAR. A decision that comes a few years late, since CAF only imposed this assistance system on referees from the semi-finals, with the many problems that this caused during certain matches.
It is recalled that Morocco will be represented in the Champions League by Wydad and Raja, while the Renaissance of Berkane is playing the preliminaries of the CAF Cup.