The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Ibrahim Gusau, has promised the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee to the Nigeria Football League.
VAR is a system that helps referees to decide better about players’ fouls, if a goal was valid, red card decisions, in football matches.
Gusau gave the assurance during the maiden retreat of the management and staff of NPFL in Abuja.
He said the NFF will start the process of introducing VAR into Nigerian football by sending some referees to countries that have already put VAR into practice to study its application and usage.
“I can assure you that VAR will be effectively put into use in our domestic football before the end of my first tenure as president of the Nigeria Football Federation in 2026. It will be gradual, but we will surely get there,” Gusau stated.