The Algerian first division championship will experience an unprecedented change from the 2023-2024 season.
Ligue 1 Mobilis will host next season Video Assisted Arbitration (VAR) technology, according to the announcement made Sunday, April 16 by the president of the Algerian Football Federation (FAF), Djahid Zefizef. This decision follows numerous complaints from Algerian elite clubs against arbitration, such as the recent JS Kabylie.
For “equity” And ” transparency “
“Refereeing errors have always existed, especially at the approach of each end of the season. There must be fairness and transparency. We are working in this direction”justified the boss of Algerian football, on the sidelines of the draw for the eighth and quarter-finals of the Algerian Cup, Sunday in Algiers. “I would like to make it clear that no club is targeted or is the subject of a conspiracyhe however clarified. During the meeting of the Federal Bureau held on Sunday, we set up a joint commission whose mission will be to inspect the stadiums, as part of the introduction of VAR from next season. »
🇩🇿| The President of the Algerian Federation of #soccerDjahid Zefizef, has announced that video assistant refereeing (VAR) will be adopted for all Ligue 1 championship matches, starting next season. #Algeria pic.twitter.com/DPVaqJbPoH
— The Algerian Post (@TheAlgiersPost) April 17, 2023
The second time is the good one
Good news for the Algerian teams, as the start of the next Ligue 1 Mobilis season will be given on August 18, 2023. According to APS which reports the information on Monday, said joint commission is composed of arbitrators and representatives of the Public Television Company (EPTV), the national company managing the activities of public television in Algeria.
After a first hiccup in early 2022, under the leadership of its initiator Mohamed Bichari, former president of the Federal Arbitration Commission (CFA), the VAR project in Algeria will finally see the light of day. It is worn by Djamel Haïmoudi, current vice-president of the CFA.