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CHAN will use VAR Technology in 2018

by Williams Buningwire
11:44 am

Technicians in a studio managing Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology

For the first time, the Confederation of African football committee will officially use Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology in the forthcoming tournament.

African Championship of Nations (CHAN) take place on 13th-january 2018 in Moroccan cities of Casablanca, Marrakech, Tangiers and Agadir.

Application of this latest technology was Okayed by the CAF Referees’ Committee at its meeting on November 27th  in Cairo, Egypt.

This was officially announced by CAFs chairperson, Suleiman Waberi who defeated Uganda’s Fufa president Eng. Moses Magogo for the seat in May this year.

“The world expects a lot from the new CAF and particularly from this reconstituted Referees Committee to make significant changes to meet the expectations of our clubs and Member Associations to silence the critics of refereeing in Africa and be at par with other Confederations,” Waberi said.

However the ,experimentation of the VAR technology will commence from the quarter finals stage of next year’s tournament scheduled forJanuary 13th  to  February 4th.

Waberi added saying that the importance of this new technology will help referees in making collective decisions and improve officiating of games on the continent.

Rwanda national team (Amavubi) defeated walia Antelopes of Ethiopia last month and qualified for the Africa Nations Championship hence Grouped C alongside Nigeria, Libya and Equatorial Guinea to be games to be played in Tangier city morocco.

Group C Fixtures OF CHAN 2018.

January 15, 2018

Libya vs Equatorial Guinea

Nigeria vs Rwanda

January 19, 2018

Libya vs Nigeria

Rwanda vs Equatorial Guinea

January 23, 2018