Africa football governing body, CAF has launched a Match Command Centre (MCC) that will serve as the core information centre for all its competitions and events.
According to a statement from CAF website, the MCC will serve as a hub for information flow regarding what is happening on the ground before, during and after any CAF competitions.
The opening of the centre at the CAF headquarters in Egypt coincided with the commencement of the group stages of the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederation Cup.
CAF Secretary General, Amr Fahmy during the official launching of the MCC said, “This is a giant step towards our quest to improve the broadcast of our games. With the match officials on the ground, it is important to have another eye that would look out for pertinent issues that the match officials may miss and also crosscheck facts”
“Also, we can monitor the games and give feedback whilst making sure the regulations for the tournament in the areas of competitions, marketing and media are strictly followed.”
The MCC is said to be well equipped with the latest technology that will serve as the hub for the CAF administration to liaise and exchange information with operational staff during matches such as General coordinator, match commissioners, referees, media officers, marketing officers to ensure quality and incident free broadcast of games.