FIFA evaluates Nigerian referees

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By Ikenna Osuoha

After a few years of criticism, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has given the Nigerian soccer referees “a pat on the back” for his or her efforts geared toward growing the sport of soccer.

Linus Mba, a retired FIFA referee and adviser to FIFA on referees who applauded the efficiency of the match officers on Saturday in Abuja on behalf of the world soccer governing physique mentioned there have been numerous enhancements in soccer officiating in Nigeria in the previous few years.

Mba mentioned Nigerian referees had displayed professionalism and excellent officiating particularly within the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

The FIFA consultant informed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that he was glad and happy with the efficiency of referees up to now within the skilled league.

He mentioned the present efficiency of referees was a sign of higher days forward in officiating of matches within the nation.

The retired referee urged the referees to proceed to indicate maturity and impartiality in all matches to revive the arrogance of the folks.

“I noticed very skilled and unbiased officiating within the few weeks of the skilled league.

“Our referees have proved that they can do it without pressure or intimidation; I am very happy with them,” he mentioned.

Mba blamed interruption of officiating on “greed and impatience” of some golf equipment and known as for complete assist for referees.

He nonetheless restated his perception on the professionalism of Nigerian referees which in accordance with him “is price commending’’.

NAN experiences that Nigeria’s ongoing skilled leagues began on Jan. 14, to finish on Sept. 30. 

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