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VAR to debut at CAF Super Cup.

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CAF Champions league and the CAF Confederations Cup are into the last 32 stage, after the second and the last leg of the preliminaries ended on Wednesday. Tune in on Monday on Football Planet, to have a detailed look on who faces who.

But on the last day of the preliminaries, something unusual happened in Algeria. Congolese Club AS Otoho asked the referee in their CAF Champions league match against Algerian side MC Alger to end the match in the 81st minute after they had conceded their 9th goal.

AS Otoho who had arrived in Algeria leading 2-0 from the first leg experienced many challenges as they struggled to find a training venue. MC Alger’s rivals NA Hussein Dey barred them from using their training facilities after word got round that Otoho had mistreated MC Alger in Congo.

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On the day of the match AS Otoho quickly conceded within 10 minutes and were down 3-0 at halftime. In the second half, the floodgates opened. MC Alger scored an additional 6 goals. The 9th goal came in the 81st minute and FC Otoho asked the referee to terminate the match, which he did in the 88th minute after most of the Otoho players stopped playing. MC Alger advanced 9-2 on aggregate.

For the first time on the African soil, the VAR technology will be employed at Stade Mohammed V, Casablanca this Saturday, when DR Congo giants will be taking on Wydad Casablanca in the CAF Super Cup.

This official introduction follows a series of offline tests at the recently concluded CHAN2018 event in Morocco. Now CAF has confirmed that the International Football Association Board (IFAB) and FIFA have approved the use of the technology.

The technology will be used to assist referees with key decisions, including the awarding of goals and penalties, red cards and offside.

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Nigerian President Buhari Warns Ballot box snatchers to value their lives

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President Muhammadu Buhari has warned those planning to snatch ballot boxes during the elections to desist or pay with his or her life if caught.



President Buhari who stated this at the opening session of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Caucus meeting in Abuja, on Monday, said that such act would be the last unlawful act the person will be brought to book.

Meanwhile, the governors of Imo, Rochas Okorocha and Ogun, Ibikunle Amosun were conspicuously absent at the meeting.

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Buhari who said he is confident that he has garnered enough supporters having gone round the country to campaign, urged party members to reassure their constituents to come out and vote on the rescheduled dates.

While urging party agents to watch out for the party interests at the polling units the president said that he has directed security agencies to identify hot spots and be ready to move should they suspect any attempts to cause problems by thugs across the country irrespective of party affiliations.

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DR Congo blame Unending Ebola Outbreak on Violence , Community Mistrust.

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DR Congo Ministry of Health spokesperson Jessica Ilunga has declared that violence and community mistrust have continued to hamper all efforts to control and end the fresh Ebola outbreak, which started Aug. 1.



Though according to the World Health Organization the number of new Ebola cases has dropped slightly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as there are 33% fewer cases to date in February compared with the same time period in December per STAT’s Helen Branswell, but some experts warn Axios that there remain signs that this outbreak is far from over.

Meanwhile, some experts warn that, that doesn’t mean the world’s second-largest Ebola outbreak on record is yet under control, and in fact it could simply be moving to new areas of the sprawling country.

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Johns Hopkins’ public health expert Jennifer Nuzzo maintains there are several reasons people should continue to view this outbreak as a cause for concern.

However, Nuzzo said Congo needs more than money from the international community and the U.S. in particular. Safety concerns have largely caused the CDC to limit its Ebola experts to the capital city of Kinshasa, where some have returned after being evacuated during an uptick in election-related violence, Nuzzo added that Now is the time for the U.S. to send them into the field.

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