Introduce VAR In NPFL, Coaches Urge

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The introduction of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) into the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), is needful as it will help to improve officiating and the league.

Technical chiefs of both Gombe United and Kano Pillars Football Clubs Said this on Sunday shortly after both teams’ encounter in a Match Day 20 of the 2021/2022 NPFL fixtures played at the Pantami stadium, Gombe.

Aliyu Zubairu, technical adviser of Gombe United F.C. said it was high time technology was introduced into the domestic league, adding that it was the trend in modern football management.

He said Nigeria league should be working towards using technology to give more credibility to the league.

Said he: “It is high time we introduced technology into the game; everywhere you go that is the order of the day and Nigeria should not be an exception”.

On the match officiating, Zubairu said he had taken a vow never to comment on match officiating, adding that the job of analysing the officiating should be that of the League Management Committee (LMC).

On his part, Ibrahim Musa, chief coach of Kano Pillars, said the introduction of VAR to the NPFL would “greatly assist match officials and make their work easier and better”.

Said he: “On this note, I am in support of such introduction and I appeal to the LMC to have it in NPFL”.

In the match, Gombe United defeated Kano Pillars by a lone goal which was scored from the spot kick by Daniel Barnabas in the 65th minute of the game.

Following the win, Gombe United has now secured 27 points and occupy 9th position on the league table while Kano Pillars has 24 points, occupying 13th position on the log.

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