The Video Assistant Referee will be introduced to Nigerian football for the first time, when the 2020 National Sports Festival begins on March 22, courtesy of the Edo State Government.

With the development, the football event of the festival tagged Edo 2020 will be officiated by referees, assistant referees and VAR, the first in the history of Nigerian football.

It was learnt that as part of efforts to host a memorable festival and provide world-class sporting facilities across the state, the Edo State Government installed VAR technology at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, in line with global standard of football officiating.

One of the workers in the VAR Room Chinedu Agbo told the reporters that the VAR cameras could also capture happenings outside the stadium.

“The high resolution cameras inside the VAR Room have a capacity that can capture activities five kilometers within the stadium" he stated.

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