Africa: CAF General Secretary Opens VAR Refresher Course for Interclub Semifinal Referees

CAF Secretary General, Veron Mosengo-Omba opened on Monday, June 14th, 2021, via videoconference, the VAR refresher course for the match officials of the Interclub competitions (Total CAF Champions League and Total CAF Confederation Cup) semifinals, scheduled next weekend.

The General Secretary lauded the efforts of CAF Refereeing Department and motivated the match officials to continue their outstanding performance in the upcoming matches. He highlighted the importance of the referees' strong character integrity.

Mr. Mosengo-Omba reiterated CAF continuous support for its referees, confirming that the African Football governing body is sparing no effort for refereeing development and promotion in the continent.

The Interclub semifinals' first leg will take place this weekend. On Saturday 19 June, Esperance (Tunisia) will entertain title holders Al Ahly (Egypt) in Rades, while Wydad (Morocco) hosts Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa) in Casablanca at the 2020-21 Total CAF Champions League semifinal first leg. The first leg of the 2020-21 Total CAF Confederation Cup semifinal takes place on Sunday 20 June 2021, with Pyramids of Egypt playing hosts to Raja of Morocco in Cairo, and Coton Sport of Cameroon receiving JS Kabylie of Algeria in Yaounde.


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