230 Nigerian Referees to Participate in FIFA Elite Course

Amaju Pinnick, president, NFF


THE Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, has said that more than 230 Nigerian referees will be involved in this year’s FIFA Elite Member Association programme taking place between May 16 and 20, at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Yusuf Ahmed Fresh, chairman, NFF referees committee, said all arrangements have been concluded for the international programme that would involve Nigeria’s 20 men and women FIFA referees, 17 elite national referees, 95 national referee assessors, 65 national physical fitness instructors and 35 non –FIFA women referees.

Sani Zubair, head, NFF Referees Unit and secretary of the NFF referees committee, explained that the team of four FIFA instructors would be led by Carlos Henriques, regional development officer. They will be supported by respected Nigerian instructors Linus Mba, Calistus Chukwujekwu, Felicia Okonji, Aminu Mohammed, Abraham Zakowi, Emmanuel Imiere, Oladipo and Emmanuel Obafemi.

—  May 16, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT


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