NFA sends 20 more referees for capacity building in UK




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– The Nigeria (NFA) has said that the third batch of referees is scheduled undergo a two-week capacity- enhancing programme the United Kingdom April.

A statement by the Nigeria Monday said that 20 referees would take part the programme.

According the statement, the programme would be similar the previous ones,  undertaken two batches of 10 and 20 referees, held November 2014.

It said that the programme was aimed at improving the quality of refereeing in Nigeria’s domestic and making the country’s arbiters more professional in their performance.

It also stated that the training was intended 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 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 Committee, Hussaini Modibbo

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Ahmed said that it would  also include president of the Nigeria Referees , Tade Azeez, secretary of the Referees Committee Sani Zubairu and NFA consultant refereeing, Daniel Olokor.

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