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VAR to be used in all 52 AFCON matches in Cameroon -CAF

The Video Assistant Referee will be used in all 52 games at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, which gets underway on Sunday in Cameroon.

Hosts Cameroon face Burkina Faso in the tournament’s opening match at Yaounde’s Olembe Stadium.

At the same time, the final match of the 24-team competition will take place on FFebruary 6.

Before this year’s edition in Egypt, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has already begun using video assistant referees (VAR) during the quarterfinals.

Despite this, CAF has made full use of the innovation that was widely recognized in 2018 across the globe.

African referees are likely to benefit from this initiative, which aims to improve the image of the sport and develop world-class referees.

63 match officials, including women from Rwanda, Cameroon, Morocco, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, have been named for the games, including Salima Mukasanga, Carine Atemzabong, Fatiha Jermoumi, and Bouchra Karboubi.

24 referees, 31 assistant refs, and eight video assistant referees (VARs) are on the list, which hails from 36 countries.

There are two CONCACAF officials on the roster, as part of an inter-confederational training program.

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Written by Babatunde Okerayi

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