Uganda Cranes Coach gives thumbs up to Video Assistant Referees

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Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovic

Uganda Cranes Coach Mulitin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has given full support to the newly invented Video Assistant Referees (VAR) technology in football.

VAR is being experimented at the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia, less than a month after it was also used in the FIFA U-20 World Cup finals in Korea.

But it has already come under scrutiny from various stakeholders with some in support while others insist the innovation isn’t good for the flow of the game.

Micho believes the VAR will provide justice and eradicate controversy as well in a tweet.

The former SC Villa, Rwanda and Al Hilal tactician further says that VAR will take away the feeling of being cheated or getting an unfair advantage.

Controversy

Though intended to bring justice and fairness to the game, it caused some controversy in the game between Chile and Cameroon when Eduardo Vargas goal was cancelled despite replays showing it was legit.

How does it work?

Video assistant referees support the decision making process of referees. They are only used in the four game-changing situations and provide minimum interference with maximum benefit.