The Confederation of African Football (CAF) says it has put everything in place to ensure that Video Assistant Referees (VAR) are used in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The VAR technology was not employed during the group stages and Round of 16 matches of the tournament holding in Egypt.
It will however make its debut on Wednesday, July 10 for the last-8 clash between Senegal and Benin, followed by the game between Nigeria and South Africa.
CAF’s executive member from Djibouti and chairman of CAF’s Referee’s Commission, Souleyman Waberi told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that the technology has already been used in test mode in five matches at the tournament.
“We are very ready. We have used VAR offline for five games in this tournament, starting with the Egypt vs Uganda match. Everything has worked well. Refereeing experts from FIFA have checked things and are satisfied,” Waberi said.
Waberi further revealed that CAF intends to use VAR for the 2020 CHAN from the start of that tournament which will be hosted by Cameroon.