CAF to use VAR for 2019 AFCON from quarter-finals stage
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has approved the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations but will start off at the quarter-finals stage.
This was announced by the President of CAF Ahmad Ahmad in an interview with the media.
He explained that the VAR will not be used during the group stages of the competition because of the lack of logistics and capacities to operate the system.
The competition has also for the first time expanded to 24 teams with the number of venues to play the games seen an increase from four to six.
This will be the first time in the history of the AFCON that VAR will be used.
The tournament is set to kick off from 21 June to 19 July.
Zimbabwe kicks off the tournament against host nation Egypt in the opener on Friday, 21 June, at 10.00 PM.
The Warriors will then play the Cranes of Uganda on 26 June, before rounding off the group A matches against the DR Congo on 30 June.