Ghana Football Association has hinted at the full implementation of the Video Assistant Referee(VAR) in the 2022/2023 Ghana Premier League season.
This follows after the world football govern Federation International Football Association(FIFA) has approved the Project Team for the implementation of the VAR in Ghana’s domestic competition.
As per the composition of a FIFA VAR Project team, the GFA VAR Project Team include Project leader and officers with knowledge in Legal, Information Technology, Communication, Finance, Competition/Monitoring & Research, Club license and Security as well as Technical and Training areas.
The Project team is tasked to appoint a VAR Technology Provider for the Project in Ghana.
According to the GFA, the Project Team will provide the approved timelines for every club concerning the full implementation of the VAR.
Below are the members of the Project Team:
Project leader – Alex Kotey
Legal – Prosper Harrison-Addo.
Finance- Eyram Dzikonu
Communications -Henry Asante Twum.
Research/Monitoring & Security- Julius Enumah.
Competitions & Organization – Sena Akoto-Ampaw.
Marketing & Publicity- Jamil Maraby
Eddy Maillet – Director of Referees- CAF
Jerome Damon – FIFA/CAF VAR Instructor
Desire Doue – CAF VAR Instructor
The Video Assistant Referee is an assistant referee in association football who intervenes in decisions made by the referee and requests for an on-field review with the use of video footage and headsets for communication.
Ghana will the fourth African country after Morocco, South Africa, and Egypt who use VAR in their domestic competitions.