CAF to use VAR for all 52 matches

The TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations will use the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for all 52 matches of the competition.

This will be the first time in the history of the competition that VAR will be used for all 52 matches of the tournament, which will be starting in Cameroon this weekend.

CAF has previously used VAR starting from the quarterfinals of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt 2019.

CAF has advanced with plans not only to improve the image of refereeing but also produce world class match officials in Africa.

The list consists of 24 referees, 31 assistant referees and eight video assistant referees from 36 countries to officiate the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021 matches.

This year’s competition will kick-off on Sunday, 09 January 2022 with hosts Cameroon playing Burkina Faso at Olembe Stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon. The final match will be played on 06 February 2022 at the same venue.

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