Cameroon Football Federation has gone the extra mile with the introduction of Video Assistant Referee installed at all league venues according to reports in the local media. The installation has been done with training ongoing. Is Ghana football ready to explore that option?
The Video Assistant Referee, VAR, is scheduled to add another bite to the domestic league by way of reducing human errors to the minimum level. The introduction of the technology in some leagues and international matches has contributed positively to the reduction of issues surrounding what ought and ought not to be. Fans across Ghana have been calling for the arrival of Video Assistant Referee into the game.
With the case of Cameroon, the picture captures officers who are seated behind the machine and undergoing training as to how to operate the machines and make informed decisions devoid of biases and misinformation. The Cameroonian VAR, per reports, is installed across all league centers and would be used once a new season is ushered in.
Following the introduction of the technology in Cameroon, could similar thing be happening in Ghana Football? League matches in Ghana, like any other league, have generated controversies since time immemorial. Many are those who have urged officials to as a matter of urgency go for the technology. The cost of playing with Video Assistant Referee continues to be the bane for the inability of other football associations to quickly adapt to it. The cost of purchasing and installing for all league matches have been explained to be expensive and cannot be done in any time soonest.
Controversies that have engulfed the game could be tackled from the point of Video Assistant Referee. Though costly, it’s relevance can’t be quantified especially as the game continues to evolve with offside rules and interpretation undergoing various forms of alterations. It is only a matter of time for Ghana to make a giant step by investing in the acquisition of Video Assistant Referee, VAR, to be able to catch with the new trend of football.
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