Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has promised that the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be implemented in the nation prior to the end of his term.
During a Football stakeholders conference in Abuja for the FIFA talent development project, the president of the NFF said that there are plans to send some referees to Morocco for VAR training.
He said that in regards to the necessity of sending officials to acquire further knowledge on the use of technology, the football body will communicate with the Moroccan football authority.
“I want to assure you that we will see how we are going to use VAR in Nigeria because by January we are going to send the first set of referees that will go for training of VAR.
“WAFU are trying to organise the training but at our own level, we are pleading with them to increase the numbers that will participate at the training so that we will have a minimum of 10 referees that will go there.
“Once they are done, we will try to see how to send them to learn more of VAR on the pitch so that they will stay for two or three weeks which the Moroccan football authority are ready to support us.
“I want to assure you that within the nearest future, we are going to see how we can start using VAR. I assure you that before my tenure ends in 2026, we will start using VAR in Nigeria.”