Justin Ștefan, the general secretary of the Professional Football League, spoke exclusively during the show ProSport Live, about the refereeing issues in League 1 and about the stage of implementing the VAR in Romania.
This claims that VAR technology is already prepared to be made available to the training of Romanian referees, but the Romanian Football Federation informed that it does not have the necessary funds for this process and asked the Professional Football League to bear the costs.
Justin Stefan was upset by the letter received from the Central Commission of Arbitrators, by which it asks the League to bear costs 5-10 times higher than those initially announced by Răzvan Burleanu and about which the president said that they will be paid by FRF.
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“They said they started training the referees. At the moment, I don’t understand if they let go or not. At that moment, they told us to solve the technological problem. I solved it. There are already two VAR machines that are prepared by the rights holder and can be said to be available to the BCC for the training of arbitrators. The training of the referees, according to the FIFA protocol, must take at least five months, so we have the cars in vain. We look at the cars and find that they are very nicely equipped. So we solved the technological part.
Yesterday I received a letter from the BCC stating that they want us to bear the costs of training the referees, which will not happen. I do not want to draw this conclusion (no that they have not started training). Maybe they did some preliminary steps that don’t necessarily follow the protocol. From the moment we sign the protocol, that term will run. At the moment, due to the fact that the Federation does not have funds for the training of referees or does not want to allocate funds, the project is delayed.
“You pay for the training, because it’s about the VAR for League 1”, but it’s wrong. We pay for the technology. We solved the technology with the support of our media partner.
Under no circumstances will we pay for the training of referees, even if we have money available for the training of referees. Of course, we did not budget for such a thing, because we do not deal with such a thing.
These are the statements of Mr. Burleanu a few months ago, in which he said that they started training the referees, that those costs are borne by them and that they are around 50-100 thousand euros. In the letter I received yesterday, the cost amounts to 500 thousand euros.
I’m tired of this story! I don’t know if it’s hypocrisy, poor communication at the FRF level, bad intention, a useless conflict with LPF or pride fights related to the personal level and which I think should be overcome because you know the difference between me and Mr. Burleanu From my point of view, I want to solve the problem “, said Justin Stefan, at ProSport Live.
Source: Prosport by www.prosport.ro.
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