Morocco became the first African country to employ the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in its domestic matches.
The technology was first used in the continent in the Africa Cup of Nations in June from the quarter-finals onwards, and various countries were said to be keen on employing the technology in local leagues.
Morocco became the first to use the technology in the local Throne Cup semi-finals match between TAS Casablanca and Difaa El Jadida that was played on Saturday.
Casablanca won the match 1-0 in extra time after regulation time failed to yield a winner.
Last week, a committee from the International Football Federation Board (IFAB) visited the Marrakech Stadium to look at the VAR set-up.
These pictures were taken from the VAR room as the new technology officially made it debut in a local competition in Africa in an ongoing Morocco Throne Cup semi-final match between DH Jadida and TAS Casablanca. pic.twitter.com/aH37hPIKgf— Kofi Asiedu (@KofiAsiedu_) November 9, 2019
Talk about an ending for the first VAR game in Morocco. VAR awards a penalty for a DHJ handball in the penalty area. TAS celebrate it like they scored already. They proceed to miss the penalty (or so they think) before VAR intervenes to validate the goal 1 minute later. Crazy. pic.twitter.com/hWSxGPwPnZ— Madouu (@Mawhoub2) November 9, 2019
⬇️ Predict 6 EPL football scores with Futaa6 and you could win the $10,000 Jackpot, best of all it’s completely free to play every week in the Futaa Android App Download it now to play!