Paul Bassey to Lecture CAF Match Commissioners


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has invited Nigeria’s Paul Bassey to superintend over the CAF Match Commissioners seminar scheduled for Cairo from July 11 to 17.

A letter from the African soccer ruling body invited the respected FIFA and CAF match commissioner to serve as an instructor for the match commissioners who have been invited by CAF to come and refresh their knowledge of the round leather game as the sport gets sophisticated by the day.

CAF it will be recalled is in the vanguard of technological match assessment and reporting with the institution of the CAF Competitions Management System (CMS) which is an online reporting tool for match officials.

“Most match commissioners, referees, coordinators and other officers are yet to come to grasp with the CMS so we have to organise seminars like this to bring them up to date,” CAF source said monday.

Paul Bassey, Chairman Akwa United and member NFF’s Technical and Development Committee was the designated General Coordinator for the botched Champions League clash between Zamalek and Setif.
The veteran journalist in the past three years has being the lead resource person in the NFF Pre- season match commissioners’ seminar.

Chairman Technical Committee and Board Member of the NFF, Chris Green, will be a participant in the Cairo Seminar.