For the first time in the history of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, all 52 matches of the competition will use Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
The competition will kick-off on Sunday, 09 January 2022 with hosts Cameroon playing Burkina Faso at 16h00 GMT at the Olembe Stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon. The final match will be played on 06 February 2022 at the same venue.
Previously, CAF used VAR from the quarterfinals of the Egypt 2019 tournament. With CAF seeking not only to improve the image of refereeing but also produce world class match officials in Africa, the implementation of VAR in all 52 matches in Cameroon is a step in the right direction.
A list of 63 officials, including women top referees Salima Mukasanga (Rwanda), Carine Atemzabong (Cameroon), Fatiha Jermoumi (Morocco) and Bouchra Karboubi (Morocco) will officiate the TotalEnergies Africa Vup of Nations, Cameroon 2021 matches.
The list consists of 24 referees, 31 assistant referees and eight video assistant referees from 36 countries. The roster includes two referees from the CONCACAF as part of our inter-confederation skills exchange programme.Share on: