Referee Hassan Corneh Completes FIFA-CAF VAR Training Course

Liberia’s FIFA badge referee Hassan Corneh has completed the Federation of International Football (FIFA) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Young Talent Referees Course in August 2020 .

The course, was conducted via zoom, it was about teaching African referees the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for World Cup and African Cup of Nations. The video assistant referee (VAR) reviews decisions made by the head referee with the use of video footage and headset for communication. VAR was first written into the Laws of the Game by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) in 2018.

Corneh was the only referee from Liberia and one of few referees from the West African sub-region to have benefited from the training, which practical is expected in Cairo, Egypt early next year. Referee Corneh expressed gratitude over his participation in the training, and the knowledge acquired, expressing his anticipation for the practical.‘It was an amazing experience for me. To have been selected as the only referee from Liberia, and one of few from the whole of West Africa, makes me so proud,’ Corneh told a local social media site . ‘I can’t wait for the practical. We learned a lot of things and it is my prayer that Covid-19 will subside by next year so that we can do the practical training.,’said Corneh .

Corneh joined the Liberia Football Referee Association (LIFRA) in 2015 and got his promotion as a national league match official that same year. A year later, Corneh was voted the best referee in Liberia and became a FIFA badge referee in 2017.The 32-year-old finished first in the 2017 New FIFA Referees course held in Cairo, Egypt.

He also finished first in the West African Football Union (WAFU) Under-20 certificate in training in Dakar, Senegal in 2018.

source: LIBSport 24

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