LAGOS – The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has said that the third batch of Nigerians referees is scheduled to undergo a two-week capacity- enhancing programme in the United Kingdom in April.
A statement by the Nigeria Football Association on Monday said that 20 referees would take part in the programme.
According to the statement, the programme would be similar to the previous ones, undertaken in two batches of 10 and 20 referees, held in November 2014.
It said that the programme was aimed at improving the quality of refereeing in Nigeria’s domestic football and making the country’s arbiters more professional in their performance.
It also stated that the training was intended to make the participants more diligent, incorruptible and fit for consideration for major international matches and championships.
”The NFA President, Amaju Pinnick stated in November 2014, before the departure of the first batch of 10 referees to the UK, that the federation’s target was to train 50 referees in the programme.
”This third batch will bring the number to 50,” the statement said.
The Chairman of the NFA Referees Committee, Yusuf Ahmed, said that the delegation would be led by a member of the NFA Executive Committee, Hussaini Modibbo
Ahmed said that it would also include president of the Nigeria Referees Association, Tade Azeez, secretary of the Referees Committee Sani Zubairu and NFA consultant on refereeing, Daniel Olokor.
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