Dr. Randy Abbey, an Executive Council Member of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and President of Heart of Lions, has emphasized the importance of introducing Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology in the Ghana Premier League.
He believes that anything that can help reduce errors in the local game should be welcomed.
According to Dr. Abbey, the implementation of VAR would provide referees with an opportunity to review incidents they had to make split-second decisions on. It would serve as a valuable tool in minimizing mistakes on crucial calls.
However, Dr. Abbey also acknowledges that the introduction of VAR will not completely eliminate refereeing controversies in the league, as observed in other competitions like the English Premier League.
“Any initiative that can help reduce mistakes should be encouraged. Having a second look for certain key decisions would be beneficial. However, it is important to recognize that controversies may still arise, as seen in other leagues such as the English Premier League,” stated Dr. Abbey.
Earlier reports had indicated that the Ghana Football Association had proposed the use of VAR at specific venues but had received a rejection from FIFA.