NRA to promote, demote referees to enhance better officiating

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ILORIN – The President Referees (NRA), Ahmed Maude, on Sunday said any referee whose was adjudged to be below expectations would be demoted.

Maude told the News Agency (NAN) in a telephone interview the improved officiating witnessed in the Glo Premier League was a testimony to the ’s determination.

He said the was trying to improve on officiating in the National League (NNL), admitting however the body had done enough in the lower division.

The NRA president acknowledged there were bad referees, but noted this make the whole faulty.


“If a referee is doing well in the NNL, there is no way we can bring such person to the Premier League. So, we make our league stronger by ensuring we have a good NNL.

“What we now do henceforth is that we start demoting those who are not doing well in the various leagues and those who have distinguished themselves,” Maude said.(NAN)