Baxter calls for VAR after Soweto Derby decisions


Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has called for the introduction of VAR in the DStv Premiership following a number of contentious decisions in last weekend's Soweto Derby.

The Amakhosi emerged 2-1 victors over bitter rivals Orlando Pirates last weekend in the 175th edition of the Soweto Derby, with Reeve Frosler and Eric Mathoho scoring either side of a Kwame Peprah goal.

Matters could have been far more straightforward for Stuart Baxter's side, however, after Keagan Dolly had a goal controversially ruled out before Peprah's effort was allowed to stand despite him appearing to have tapped home from an offside position.

You can see Keagan Dolly's disallowed goal in the video below

Following the match, Baxter was reserved in his criticism of the match officials' decisions but agreed with suggestions that the introduction of a Virtual Assistant Referee system would improve the number of incorrect calls made in the PSL.

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"VAR will help take the pressure off them, so they know that if there’s a big call, it won’t be wrong," the 68-year-old said in his post-match press conference.

"That will give them confidence and hopefully that will raise the standard. It could have been a completely different game – without blasting all referees, I’m trying to give an objective opinion of why VAR should be introduced."

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