VAR complements officiating tussle in Galadima Football League -LOC chairman


The chairman of the local organizing committee of Alh Dr. Ibrahim Galadima football League, Engr Sulaiman Musa has said that using Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in the tournament to ease officiating challenges 

Engr Musa stated this shortly after the end of the fourth quarter-final match between Clever Warriors and AA Zaura FC played at Sani Abacha Stadium Kofar Mata.

A statement signed by the competition's chairman of the Media and Publicity Committee, Ado Salisu, said the chairman revealed that the tournament has recorded a huge success in terms of organization, players, coaches, and fans as well as security for the contributions and support.

He explained that using VAR, vanishing spread, and referee communication gadgets throughout the quarter-final matches increases the value of the competition.

Engr Musa who doubles as the Proprietor of Inter-Tech Academy said using technology, especially at local levels is not a big deal, rather than a matter of commitment and determination

''All the quarter-finals matches played no teams complain of any wrongdoing from match officials as any doubting move the referees communicate btw themselves and in some cases uses VAR,'' as a way forward he said.

The chairman assured Kano people that goal-line technology will be used in the subsequent editions as all necessary arrangements are in place for importing the appliances from Europe.

While expressing appreciation to  Alh Dr. Ibrahim Galadima for his unflinching support,  he called on the people of the state to continue to rally around the organizers toward the success of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Junior Kano Pillars FC will lock horns with Greater Tomorrow while Clever Warriors will ambush Kano Stars FC in the first and second semi-finals scheduled to hold at Sani Abacha Stadium soon.

Before reaching the semi-final, Junior Kano Pillars defeated Samba Kurna FC 1-0, Kano Stars beat Soccer Striker 2-0, Clever Warriors pipped AA Zaura 2-1, and Greater Tomorrow FC scale through the last four on protest after losing 4-0 to Super Star Sheka FC.

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