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Confirmed: VAR to be used in Ghana Premier League season

The Video Assistant Referees (VAR) could be implemented in the 2023–24 Ghana Premier League season, according to Alex Kotey, the GFA’s manager of referees.

Since its debut, the VAR has been widely used in international soccer.

In an interview, Mr. Kotey revealed that the VAR system’s implementation was delayed because of budget issues and FIFA’s decision to use a different technology for African nations.

In the WAFU Zone B, Ghana is the only nation that has launched a VAR initiative since FIFA permitted its usage, he continued.

According to me, by 2023 at the latest, Ghana should have VAR, Mr. Kotey remarked in an interview with Joy Sports.

During the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff first leg match versus Nigeria in Kumasi, VAR was used for the first time in Ghana.

Despite the GFA’s insistence that VAR will soon be deployed in the domestic competition, the Ghana Premier League has yet to experience the technology.

The FA revealed in 2017 that FIFA has given the Project Team permission to implement the VAR in Ghana.

The 2022–23 Ghana Premier League will begin this weekend, and betPawa will provide $6 million in sponsorship over the following three years.

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