The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) equipment installed in Abuja during the World Cup play-off between Nigeria and Ghana earlier this week is no where to be found, according to reports.
Following a tough encounter that ended in a 1-1 draw with Ghana qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup ahead of Nigeria on away goal rule, angry fans invaded the pitch as they went about destroying anything they could get their hands on at the newly renovated Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
According to reports, the VAR equipments mounted on the day has not been accounted for as investigations are currently ongoing.
Thus, the stolen equipment has been linked with the rowdy fans that caused trouble at the end of the Nigeria v Ghana game.
Ghana pipped Nigeria with a low shot from Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey to give the Black Stars a sweet lead that was soon canceled out after Ademola Lookman was fouled in the box by Denis Odoi.
It took VAR to call the centre referee’s attention to the monitor to give the penalty.
Captain William Troost-Ekong stepped up and sent Joseph Wollacott the wrong way to pull both sides level.