President of the Nigeria Referees Association Sanni Zubair has revealed that plans are underway to deploy video assistant referees in the Nigeria Professional Football League starting from next season.
The 2023/24 season is expected to start on Sunday, September, 4 with the opening fixture between 3SC and Plateau United holding in Ibadan.
Zubair explained that the introduction of VAR will further enhance the performance of the referees, even now that most of the matches in the league will be streamed with newly procured AI cameras.
“There are talks around it. We thought we would have got it this time around but maybe before the start of the league or when the league is on. I know they are working towards it and we are aware of that and since we are going to be having our matches streamed live,” Zubair posited.