World football governing body FIFA has approved the Project Team for the implantation of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in Ghana.

The decision was announced during a meeting held on Monday, April 12, 2021 on modalities for the implementation of VAR in Ghana. In the meeting, the FIFA Technical Team approved a project team for Ghana, which is the second key step in the implementation process of the FIFA approved VAR.

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.

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

CAF Instructors:

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 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.

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