Nigerian Referees Set for FIFA Elite Course


More than 230 Nigerian referees will be involved in this year’s FIFA Elite Member Association programme taking place between 16th and 20th May 2016 in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Chairman of the NFF Referees Committee, Alhaji Yusuf Ahmed Fresh, said wednesday that all arrangements have been concluded for the international programme that will 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.

Head of the NFF Referees Unit and Secretary of the NFF Referees Committee, Sani Zubair, explained that the team of four FIFA instructors will be led by the Regional Development Officer, Carlos Henriques.

They will be supported by respected Nigerian instructors Linus Mba, Calistus Chukwujekwu, Felicia Okonji, Aminu Mohammed, Abraham Zakowi, Emmanuel Imiere, Dr. Oladipo and Emmanuel Obafemi.