CAF have confirmed that Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be used for the quarter-final match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
VAR had been billed to be introduced from the semi-final stages but the football body on Monday said it has decided to introduce it from the quarter-finals meaning that it would also be used for the matches between Senegal and Benin; Ivory Coast and Algeria, and Madagascar and Tunisia.
According to CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad, not using the VAR system in the opening rounds was a “measure of prudence”.
“Those countries that use VAR did not rush into it from the start. It’s a technology that a lot of people don’t completely use yet,” he told reporters before the tournament.
The quarter-final clashes begin on Wednesday with Nigeria taking on South Africa and Senegal taking on Benin. The other two matches will come up on Thursday.