The Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco witnessed a historic event

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced today, Saturday, the introduction of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off today in Morocco.

A statement released on the official CAF website said that the Women’s African Nations Championship “will truly lead the way as it witnesses the use of video technology in all 28 matches for the first time.”

He added: “This is a bold step in the right direction. With the rise of women’s football in Africa, it’s important that we use the latest trends and technology to improve the game.”

“We have some of the best match referees in Africa in Morocco and their training and development is fundamental to us,” the statement said.

He concluded: “The use of video technology in all (CAF) tournaments has been a priority for Dr. Patrice Motsepe, President of the Confederation of African Football, since he took office last year.”

The Women’s Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on Saturday evening with a match between Morocco and Burkina Faso at the Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat.


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