VAR decides a crucial moment in Madina’s loss to New Town

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Referee Rita Nkansah Boateng had to consult the Video Assistant Referee to decide a crucial moment in the second game of the African Games Zongo Football Competition.

New Town skipper Bernard Cofie was fouled inside the box by a Madina defender.

However, the incident wasn’t clear and it required that the young referee had to consult the pitch size monitor to aide her in her decision.

After series of replays, she pointed to the spot and awarded the penalty.

However, the No.10 of New Town saw his kick saved by Yaw Donkor.

Aziz Yussif registered the opening goal for Accra New Town when he arrived on time to poke home a spilled ball after the Madina goalkeeper failed to make a first-time save in the 12th minute.

Captain for New Town Bernard Cofie struck home the second goal for his with minutes to end the first half.

David Setor cracked home a fierce effort from inside the area to half the deficit for the host community.