CAF president Ahmad Ahmad has said that not using the Video Assistant Referee system in the opening rounds of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations was a “measure of prudence”.
He said this while addressing reporters on Tuesday, Reuters reports.
It will be recalled that VAR was originally planned to be used from the semi-finals stage.
However, Ahmad said it will now be brought in from the last-eight games which begins on Wednesday in Cairo.
At the Quarter-final stage, it’s Senegal against Benin; Nigeria vs South Africa; Algeria vs Cote d’Ivoire; Madagascar vs Tunisia.
“Those countries that use VAR did not rush into it from the start. It’s a technology that a lot of people don’t completely use yet,” he said