Kaizer Chiefs hitman Samir Nurković has hailed the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology, which led to him becoming the first Chiefs player to score a goal with the aid of the system.
Nurkovic netted in the 1-0 win over Wydad Casablanca in Morocco over the weekend, in what was the first leg of the semifinals of the CAF Champions League.
The goal had initially been ruled out for offside, but after a VAR check, the referee gave the goal.
“There is going to be less cheating. If it was not important, then none of the biggest leagues in the world would be using it,” said Nurković.
With Chiefs now heading home with a vital away win Nurković is confident the Amakhosi technical team will come up with the right game plan for the crucial return leg against Wydad on Saturday.
“It’s a really good result away from home in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final, so we have to be happy. It was a good effort by everyone in the team,” said Nurković, who has now scored three goals in his last three appearances in the CAF Champions League.
Nurkovic is hopeful Chiefs can put up another gritty performance in the second leg at FNB Stadium.
“It was a great team effort, and I was very happy to have contributed to the victory. But we can’t be celebrating, it’s just halftime. On Saturday we are playing them at home, and we have to win that game as well. We have to continue with the same spirit,” said Nurković.
By FARPost Reporter