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FIFA approves GFA VAR Project Team

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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