The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Ibrahim Gusau has vowed to ensure the introduction of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL).
Gusau made the assertion during the maiden retreat of the management and staff of NPFL in Abuja.
The football administrator said the NFF will start the process of introducing VAR into Nigerian football by sending some referees to countries that have already put VAR into practice to study its application and usage.
“I can assure you that VAR will be effectively put into use in our domestic football before the end of my first tenure as president of the Nigeria Football Federation in 2026. It will be gradual, but we will surely get there,” Gusau stated.
“I also want to commend the board of the Nigeria Premier Football League for their unrelenting efforts to change the face of the league for the better. the NFF and the League management will continue to introduce programs and innovations that will ensure the growth of the league.”
Matchday 11 games will hold in the NPFL this weekend.
There are feelers that the league has seen a level of development, especially in the ongoing season.