By Uche Dozie 

Sports Writer, Nigeria.


Morocco has become the first African country to get a FIFA license to use Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

This follows a series of tests to implement the technology in Morocco.

The VAR since it introduction to football has been embraced by leagues, countries and FAs in order to aid footballing decisions which have caused controversies in the past.

VAR will make a debut this weekend in the Morrocan Throne cup semi-finals to be held in Tangier & Marrakech.

Faouzi Lakjaa, President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) had declared on Thursday, February 14 that VAR technology will be introduced in the Moroccan football league starting next season.

Referees have aslos been trained for the task ahead.

The VAR technology will be implemented to avoid referees mistakes similar to those during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

According to Morocco World news, the way that the VAR technology works is that it consists of referees and a replay operator. The staff work together to recommend the review of a mistake or a decision that was made. Afterward, the referee takes the appropriate action after reviewing the footage on the side of the playfield.

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