The Royal Moroccan Federation of Football (FRMF) has invited 110 referees to receive training on VAR use as well as training on FIFA’s new refereeing regulations.
Rabat – Ahead of the adoption of the video assistant referee (VAR) in Morocco’s first football league, Botola Pro, the FRMF is organizing a 10-day-training session in the National Center of Football (CNF) in Mammoura, (near the Royal palace of Sale) to introduce the new technology to Moroccan referees.
FRMF previously announced that the VAR would go into effect starting from the next football season.
The 10-day-training starts Thursday, August 1 and aims to present the VAR basic elements to the Moroccan referees to ensure they are familiar with the technology. The referees will also be updated on FIFA’s new refereeing regulations, reported Assabah newspaper in its August 1 edition.
FRMF has invited 110 referees and assistant referees of both genders to attend the training. They will also pass a fitness test.
A Spanish company will carry out the project to set up the VAR across Moroccan stadiums.
Assabah added that the Spanish company has finished evaluating Moroccan stadiums to ensure that they match VAR’s technical set-up requirements.
A report will be prepared and submitted to FRMF’s president Fouzi Lekjaa.
The Spanish company requires a minimum of 15-hour-training per referee.
A video of the referees will be sent to FIFA to evaluate their readiness and efficiency before they can be officially named VAR Referees.