Cape Town – Al Ahly’s soccer team coach Pitso Mosimane has reportedly expressed his displeasure at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Patrice Motsepe’s leadership.
According to The Citizen, Motsepe has been the CAF’s president for over a year.
His leadership, however, has been questioned by the likes of Mosimane.
Mosimane feels that a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) should’ve been long implemented in African football.
He said the system should now be standard in Caf competitions like the Champions League, Confederation Cup, and Africa Cup of Nations.
“This only shows the difference between Copa Laboratories and the Asian Champions League versus the African Champions League. The difference is 20 years. How much does it (VAR) cost?. Egypt has it for every match. There is always talk that it is going to be better and what not, but better where?, the report quoted Mosimane as saying.
This is not the first time Mosimane raised concerns around VAR.
According to AFP, his team was denied what he called “a clear penalty” when it played at the CAF Championship League against Gendarmerie Nationale of Niger recently.
“African referees rarely give a second penalty kick to one team. This is my ninth season as a coach involved in African competitions and, most of the time, a second penalty kick is not given to one team.
“If we do not have VAR in our matches, we will continue to see this situation. We are behind Europe in this regard and VAR would help everyone in Africa,” the report quoted Mosimane as saying.
Picture: Facebook/ Pitso Mosimane
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo
Additional reporting by AFP