FIFA appoints VAR officials for Ghana Vs Nigeria clash

The world’s football governing body, Fifa has appointed VAR officials for the 2022 World Cup playoff first leg game between Ghana and Nigeria.

The Video Assistant Referee will be used for both games in Cape Coast and Abuja that will determine which team makes it to Qatar.

The first leg is scheduled for March 25 with Bernie Raymond Blom from The Netherlands appointed as the VAR official.

He will be assisted by compatriot Rob Dieperink, while Athanse Nkubito from Rwanda will be the referee assessor.

As for the return leg in Abuja, FIFA has placed Frenchmen Jérôme Brisard and Willy Louis Delajod in charge of the VAR.

VAR has been introduced for the final round of qualifiers to ensure absolute fair officiating.

Both teams face off in a two-leg fixture for one of Africa’s five slots at Qatar 2022, first in Cape Coast on March 25 and then in Abuja on March 29.

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