2019 AFCON: CAF Approves Use of VAR

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) yesterday in Niamey, Niger Republic officially approved the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament set to take place in Egypt from June 19 to July 21, 2019.

Having had a near-global acceptance, this will be the first time in the history of the AFCON that VAR will be used.

The Video Assistant Referee became famous during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

VAR was also used during the finals of the 2018 Total CAF Champions League between Egyptian giants Al Ahly and Esperance of Tunisia. It was also used at the 2018 Total CAF Confederation Cup.

CAF will look to bring the latest technological advancements in for the first ever 24 team tournament scheduled for Egypt in June.