Safa head of referee Victor Gomes says work has started on VAR

New Safa referees committee chairman and former ace referee Victor Gomes says the work has began to carry Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) to the PSL. ALSO READ: Tau returns so as to add spark to potent-looking Bafana assault

However primarily based on what he says, quite a bit nonetheless must be executed earlier than the programme might be absolutely applied within the native recreation, so it may not be anytime quickly. 

Gomes says they’re already engaged on the funds for the introduction of VAR and talks with service suppliers have additionally began. 

“We’d like the coaching to begin with. However earlier than I clarify all of that, let me undergo the method,” mentioned Gomes on Marawa Sports activities Worldwide on Wednesday. 

Gomes says the method to carry the programme is lengthy they usually should ensure that each Safa and PSL are prepared for its introduction.

Safa must ensure that their referees are adequately educated. The PSL has to make sure the golf equipment are in a position to present the required amenities. 

“Fifa has a 32 web page doc it palms out that has the necessities and the workings of the VAR. 

“Each recreation must be handled as if it is going to be televised stay on TV – each recreation,” defined Gomes. ALSO READ: Lentjies talks about his mandate at Chippa United

“As soon as that’s executed, then we will have VAR launched. You may’t have one of many matches performed with VAR and others not. 

Gomes felt he had achieved his objectives

“So, we have to perceive that when it’s launched into our leagues it must work in each recreation.” 

Gomes says VAR can even assist native referees once they go on worldwide responsibility as a result of they might be utilizing the identical system.

“For me as a referee I discovered it tough to go to a match with VAR and alter my type of refereeing  as a result of it requires you to. 

“And you then come again residence and have to vary once more,” mentioned the previous PSL Referee of the Season.. 

On why he retired early from the job he gave the impression to be so good at, he mentioned he felt he had achieved what he set out.  

“I felt that I had officiated each last in Africa. I went to the Olympics Video games, I did the junior World Cup in Brazil. And I represented the nation in Qatar simply now.”