The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system will now be introduced from the quarter-finals stage of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR)

This will increase the possibility of drama in a tournament traditionally filled with refereeing controversy but has this year been rather muted.

It was originally planned that VAR would be used from the semi-finals stage, but it will now be brought in from the last eight games which begins on Wednesday in Cairo.

Several marginally offside calls and an erroneous handball decision, which Ghana felt might have contributed to their early exit from the tournament, have been the extent of controversy in Egypt.

But, at this ongoing tournament, this has also been a triumph for the battered reputation of African referees.

VAR has not been extensively used on the continent but it has produced situations which have tarnished the game’s image. t�6� To�F