FIFA’s Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system was reported missing on the pitch during the play-off between Ghana and Nigeria in Abuja.
According to reports, the on-field event checking device was stolen during the melee on Tuesday, March 29, following Nigeria’s World Cup qualification.
GTV, Ghana’s public broadcaster, originally announced the news on its sports wing GTV Sports+’s Facebook page, including a snapshot of the scene before the game.
After holding Nigeria to a 1-1 draw, Ghana became the first African country to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, but its achievement was marred by fan violence at the stadium.
Spectators hurled objects at the Ghana players and officials, as well as a small group of visiting fans in the stadium.
After enraged Nigeria fans invaded the ground, police were forced to fire tear gas to disperse the crowd.
At the stadium, death occurs.
Meanwhile, a match doping officer died after the game’s full time from a suspected heart attack, contrary to social media rumors that he was battered to death by enraged spectators.
According to the Nigeria Football Association, attempts to resuscitate Joseph Kabungo failed, and the Zambian official was pronounced dead after arriving at a hospital in Abuja (NFF).