Morocco will join the list of countries that use VAR in domestic league games, a bid to upgrade the country's sports infrastructure as it eyes big tournaments.
Rabat – Faouzi Lakjaa, President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), declared on Thursday, February 14 that VAR technology will be introduced in the Moroccan football league starting next season.
The decision to introduce VAR was made on Thursday during a meeting chaired by Lekjaa.
The meeting was attended by coaches and referees so as to discuss solutions for a better future for Moroccan football.
Lekjaa decided that referees will be trained so as to be ready for the next African Cup of Nations that will be held in Egypt in 2019.
The VAR technology will be implemented to avoid referees mistakes similar to those during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Morocco’s national football team was one of the teams that lost a chance to qualify for the second round of the World Cup finals due to injustice from a referee.
In addition to VAR Lekjaa also announced that “meetings will be organized so as to discuss and analyse the mistakes that happen during matches.”
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 .