CAF president Patrice Motsepe has granted Pitso Mosimane and African football their wish with a real game-changer, making history in the process.
Amongst calls for VAR by Mosimane after the shocking officiating against his countrymen, Motsepe and CAF, in partnership with FIFA, have decided to implement the system.
This is the first time it will be used in Africa and is long overdue.
According to iDiskiTimes, this is what Motsepe had to say on the matter:
“We are going to invest in the competitions because our competitions are everything,”
“That’s why the announcement that we’re making today regarding referees is critically important. Africa has got good referees, we’ve got world-class referees. We’ve also got referees who are not so good,”
“Then we’ve also got referees who are even further from not so good, but they all try. We want to train them, and also pay them good money and look after them. So that they can make a career out of being referees,” expressed Motsepe.
A decision is still pending on SAFA’s appeal for a re-match against Ghana.
This is a real game-changer, making history on the African continent. VAR will be used during the 2022 African World Cup play-offs