FUFA to Introduce VAR in Uganda Premier League

Video assistant referee (VAR) is set to be used in the Uganda Premier League in the near future, according to Ronnie Kalema, a member of the FUFA Executive Committee.

While appearing on the morning Sports show, NBS Sport in the morning, Kalema said that the federation has intentions to introduce VAR in Ugandan football leagues.

“We have a discussion about introducing VAR in our Ugandan league. We want to be the number one nation to have VAR in Africa,” said Kalema.

However, he did not provide more information on when the federation hopes to roll out the process for the introduction of VAR.

This comes at the back of the controversial decision of FUFA’s Disciplinary Panel, that have ordered the replay of Stanbic Uganda Cup match between Bul FC and SC Villa.

SC Villa petitioned FUFA complaining about their disallowed goal in the match that was played on February 17 2023.

After investigations, the report from the Referee’s Disciplinary panel indicated that the Assistant Referee Muyanga Khalid admitted that he had erred in his decision of denying SC Villa their equaliser.

This is not the first time match officials are being held liable for incorrect decisions in Ugandan football leagues, and the idea of VAR may as well be a solution.

Sandrah Nassali