As the Egyptian capital prepares to host the draw ceremony for the TOTAL AFCON 2019, the coaches of the qualified teams were able to exchange ideas during a workshop. In particular, the technicians were able to familiarize themselves with “the latest refereeing guidelines”, according to Paul Put, who heads the National Sily of Guinea.
Regarding the video assistance referee, many teams hope to obtain guarantees on its application during the African Cup of Nations. “The CAN is one of the biggest football competitions in the world, you have to use the VAR. It was already done at CHAN 2018 and Africa is a continent like any other in this field.”
On the technological side, the Confederation of African Football also explained the upcoming use of GPS trackers on players involved in the tournament to measure their performance and other indicators.
Above all, the technicians were able to share their experiences with each other: “It was good to hear Gernot Rohr talk about Nigeria’s preparation for the 2018 World Cup,” said Nicolas Dupuis, Madagascar head coach. All the coaches are looking forward to Friday’s draw at the foot of the pyramids and the Sphinx in Giza.
Source: Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF)