For the first time in Africa Cup of Nations’ history video assistant referee (VAR) will be used in all 52 matches in Cameroon.

The technology was introduced for the first time during the 2019 edition in Egypt but at the quarter-finals stages.

The Confederation of African Football is seeking to improve the image of refereeing and also to produce world-class match officiating in Africa.

CAF has selected 24 referees, 31 assistant referees and eight video assistant referees from 36 countries for the tournament.

Rwandan referee Salima Mukansanga is  among four female officials.

Guatemalan referee Mario Escobar and Mexican VAR official Fernando Guerrero have been included as part of an inter-confederation skills exchange programme.

 The winners of this year’s event will now receive prize money of $5 million, an increase of $500,000 from 2019.

The runners-up will get $2.75m,while beaten semi-finalists and quarter-finalists will receive $2.2m and $1.175m respectively.