Just arrived in Morocco, the VAR is already running a lot of ink. While she has made many enemies in the world of football, video assistance can add Badou Zaki to his long list.
First use, first controversy. On behalf of the 1/2 finals of the throne cup, the Tihad sportif de Casablanca (TAS) has validated its ticket for the final at the expense of the Difaa El Jadida (DHJ) thanks to a penalty in extra time granted by this controversial technology.
A decision deemed unfair by the DHJ coach who dropped out at a post-match conference. Moreover, the former coach of Morocco judged "severe" the red card for Samir Kazaz, following a decision of the video assistance.
"The VAR is supposed to reduce the debates but unfortunately it has been used against us. The expulsion of Chichane changed the course of the match. I saw the action, he did not deserve the red card, he should have taken a yellow ", did he declare.
The CAS thus won the match (1-0), this Saturday at the Grand Stade Tangier thanks to the only goal of the meeting recorded by Ali Acha during extra time overtime.
The other semifinal of the Throne Cup will oppose this Sunday Hassania Agadir in the Moghreb of Tetouan at the Grand Stadium in Marrakech (15:00). The final is scheduled for November 18 at the stage of honor of Oujda.