World football governing body FIFA has approved the Project Team for the implementation of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in Ghana.
The team will be led by the Ghana Football Association Referees’ Manager, Alex Kotey.
The decision was made during a meeting held on Monday, April 12, 2021 on modalities for the implementation of VAR in Ghana.
A FIFA VAR Project Team include Project leader and officers with knowledge in Legal, Information Technology, Communication, Finance, Competition/Monitoring & Research, Club licence and Security as well as Technical and Training areas.
With the approval of the project team, a Kick off meeting will commence in three weeks’ time to approve the timelines for all the various teams in the full implementation of the VAR in 2022/2023 season.
As part of the kick-off meeting, the team will have the opportunity to select and appoint the VAR Technology Provider for the project in Ghana.
The Referee Department of the Ghana Football Association is working with colleagues from FIFA for a smooth implementation and execution of the VAR in our domestic competitions.
VAR was first written into the Laws of the Game by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) in 2018, following extensive training in a number of major competitions.
Currently, only few African countries, namely, Morocco, South Africa and Egypt use VAR in their domestic competitions.
The GFA VAR Project Team approved by FIFA is made up of:
Project leader – Alex Kotey
Legal – Prosper Harrison-Addo.
Finance- Eyram Dzikonu
Communications -Henry Asante Twum.
Research/Monitoring & Security- Julius Enumah.
Competitions & Organization – Sena Akoto-Ampaw.
Marketing & Publicity- Jamil Maraby
Eddy Maillet – Director of Referees- CAF
Jerome Damon – FIFA/CAF VAR Instructor
Desire Doue – CAF VAR Instructor
With the approval of the project team, a Kick off meeting will commence in three weeks’ time to approve the