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VAR to debut in CAF Champions League Final

CAF Champions League

The Video assistant referee (VAR) would debut in the CAF Champions League final on Friday in Egypt as Al Ahly host Esperance of Tunisia.

The system which has been lauded and loathed by footballers and officials was considered “largely successful” by FIFA after its use at the World Cup in Russia.


The system allows off-field referees to assist match referees in situations such as goals, penalties and straight red card decisions. It also allows the reversal of mistaken identity when awarding red and yellow cards.

This would be the second time VAR would be used in a CAF match, with the first being in the 2018 CAF super cup match between Wydad Casablanca of Morocco and TP Mazembe of DR Congo.

CAF general secretary Amr Fahmy said they were delighted to go a step further with the VAR as it was used without any hitches last February.

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