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"VAR Is Needed In African Football" - How Is This An Offside To Deny Kamaldeen His First Goal

Kamaldeen Sulemana found the net for Ghana Black Stars in the game against Zimbabwe in the 42nd minute but was ruled out for an offside decision which was wrongfully taken by the assistant referee. The assistant referee raised his flag for an offside decision which the referee, due to that didn't make Kamaldeen Sulemana's goal count for Ghana in the first half.

This goal would have been the first goal for the young player in a Black Stars jersey, and could have been a boost to his Black Stars career. Due to the poor decision it was not given.

In the first picture below, the blue circle shows the ball in flight with two red circles showing the assistant referee's position and that of the Black Stars player Kamaldeen and the Zimbabwean defender. From this it is clear that Kamaldeen is onside, and with the position of this assistant he could have taken the right decision but he decided otherwise.

How is what you see in this picture an offside to deny Kamaldeen Sulemana his first goal for the Black Stars of Ghana.

This shows how Video Assistant Referee, the VAR is needed in African football to avoid some of this petty errors. If it were to be in Europe where they have the VAR, it would have been reviewed and the goal given. The football federation in Africa should try their best to get VAR to take effect in Africa football because it is the new normal now and it helps correct some errors like this one.

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