CAF decides to use the VAR technique at the finals of the African Champions League
In a surprise move, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has decided to use the video rule technique in the final of the Champions League and African Cup of Nations.
South Africa’s soccer team Kick-Off said six stadium referees and three assistant referees from across the continent will be training the new technology in Cairo in October for the first time in the history of African football.
The two referees are Egyptian Jihad Jarisha and Algerian Obeid Sharaf Mehdi, as well as two South African referees, Victor Gomez and Zakil Sioula, Zambian Gani Sekazoui, Ethiopia Tesema Wissa, Gambia Kari Baba Gassama, Angolan Emiliano dos Santos and Burundi Jean-Claude Béromoch.
The semi-finals of the African Champions League took place on Tuesday, with Al Ahli of Egypt winning 2-0 at home to ES Setif, while Tunisia’s Esperance lost to Angolan champions Premiro de Augusto while the second leg will be held on October 24.
In the UEFA Cup, Al-Masri will meet against Vita Club of Angola and Raja Casablanca of Morocco against Enyimba of Nigeria in the semi-finals on Wednesday, while the return leg will be held after 3 weeks.