Soccer

No excuse for no VAR in Africa

Contentious decisions in World Cup qualifiers intensify calls for technology

21 November 2021 - 00:01 By BARENG-BATHO KORTJAAS and SAZI HADEBE

The inconsistent use of VAR (video assistant referee) technology by the Confederation of African Footballs (Caf) came into sharp focus this week after questionable decisions by match officials in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers on the continent.

SA fans screamed blue murder at what they perceived as being robbed by Senegal referee Maguette N’Diaye who gave Ghana a soft penalty in a 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier last Sunday...

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