DON’T GET COWED BY TEAM ANTICS, NRA TELLS REFEREES

DON’T GET COWED BY TEAM ANTICS, NRA TELLS REFEREES

Match officials taking part in the midweek games of the NPFL have been told not to be distracted by several antics of clubs and their supporters especially when they play at the home front.

Making this known is the president of the Nigeria Referees Association, NRA, Otunba Tade Azeez. While asking teams to play by the rules and avoid acts not okay for the progress of the domestic league, the head of Nigerian referees urged his members on duty to not only shun such shenanigans but also try to overcome the subtle challenges initiated by teams to derail good officiating.


 

According to Otunba Tade, no amount of intimidation and harassment would stop the referees from giving a good account of themselves at match venues stating that the decision to keep away from league centers where their lives are threatened and in danger remains sacrosanct.

 

He wished referees on duty and participating clubs best of lucks.

 

In the South East cracker at Umuahia involving Abia Warriors and FC Ifeanyi Uba, one of those crowned as a FIFA referee for this season, Nurudeen Abubakar of Bauchi State referees council will handle the whistle while another FIFA referee, Abdulmajid Usman of Oyo and FCT’s Philip Ihembe will be with the flags on the lines as an Anglican Church Venerable of Edo, Michael Osayi will be at a vintage position to undertake assessment of their performances.

 

As Heartland FC visit Asaba to have a feel the turf of the Stephen Keshi stadium against home side, Delta Force, a senior immigration officer and Abuja based Assessor, Robert Akpeenpuun will take notes of the stands as all eyes will be on one of the budding referees on the Premier League Appointment list, Sanusi Mohammed will showcase the confidence reposed on him.

 

The Adamawa born arbiter will be assisted by Latunde Tosin and Olanrewaju Segun of Osun and Niger State council respectively.

 

Joseph Ogabor who may be on track for a possible international appointment any moment from now after serving a CAF Mission ban that expired in April shall prove his mettle in Lafia where Pillars are visiting Nassarawa Utd while an old warhorse in the whistle-blowing business, Paul Umuago, FIFA of Delta is in charge of Rangers vs Kwara encounter.

The appointment from the NFF Referees Committee;

WIKKI TOURIST VS
MFM FC
CHIEF
YAMUSA NS Assessor
AHMED RABIU KN Fifa Referee
ANAKWE A IM AR1
DANTALA ISA PL AR2
AMGBARI C. BY 4th Official
PHILLIP NONGU BN Match Com

RIVERS UTD VS
ENYIMBA INT
LEO
MARTINS KD Assessor
QUADRI
ADEBIMPE LG Fifa
BEM V JAPHET
BN
ABUBAKAR
HASSAN TR
ABDUL
ABDULRAHMAN
PL
UMAR ISA KG Match Com

105 RANGERS UTD VS
KWARA UTD
IBRAHIM
FAGGE KN Fifa rtd Assessor
PAUL UMUAGO
DT Fifa
SANI BABA
GM
ALIYU ABBAS
KD
OLALEKE
OLAWALE OS
IBRAHIM ABDUL
KN Match Com

106 LOBI STARS VS
INSURANCE
BAWA A ZM Assessor
OBAYEMI
OLATUNBOSUN
OG
HASSAN
DAUDA YB
SUNUSI
MOHD ZM
DR UDENNAKA
CHIMEZIE AN
ABUBAKAR SADIQ
BO Match Com
Thursday 9-5-19

107 REMO STARS VS
SUNSHINE STARS
Alhaji LANDAN Z
FCT Assessor
CHIBUZOR UDEH
PL
ABDULLAHI
USMAN GM
GODWIN
UKPE AK
NJOKU
WILLAIMS IM
BARAU AWAISU NG Match Com
Thursday 9-5-19

108 NIGER TORNADEOS
VS KATSINA UTD
KORINJOH
JAMES LG Fifa rtd Assessor
ZULIFIK HONG
ZUBAIRU AD
ALEX IGE OY OKOYE
COSMOS AN
NWANKWE EBI
BY
BRIGHT OMOREGIE
ED Match Com

MD 18 B
103 YOBE D STARS VS EL
KANEMI WARR
KABIR BAWA
KN Assessor
MARWAN BALA SK
GIWA MUIZ
LG
NDA LIMAN
TIJJANI NG
OGABA ISAAC
RV
ADAMU ALHASSAN
ZM Match Com

104 GO ROUND VS
AKWA UTD
ADUBA EDO
BN Fifa rtd Assessor
MOHD ABUBAKAR
NG
YAKAUBU
DAZI KB
OLANIYI
OLADAPO OD
ABDULRASHEED
JIMOH BA
ADEGBOYEGA
TOKUMBO OY Match Com

105 NASARAWA UTD VS
KANO PILLARS
CHIATULA E
EN Assessor
JOSEPH OGABOR
CR FIFA
ADETULA
KEHINDE EK
FRANCIS
OGWU BA
ABDULGANIYU
ABDULMALIK
BA
MUSTAPHA BURA
BO Match Com
Thursday 9-5-19

106 PLATEAU UTD VS
GOMBE UTD
DANTSHOTO
KD Assessor
OMOWAYE SEGUN
LG
LEVI CHINA
RV
AWOSAKIN
OLAJIDE OD
AMINU ADAMU
SK
MUSTAPHA ALIYU
SO Match Com

107 DELTA FORCE VS
HEARTLAND
ROBERT A
FCT Assessor
SUNUSI MOHD AD
LATUNDE
TOSIN OS
OLARENWAJU
SEUN NG
ADEBAYO
ADEDEJI KD
SANI SLAU NG Match Com

108 ABIA WARRIORS VS
FC IFEANYIUBAH
VEN OSAYI
MICHEAL ED Assessor
NURUDEEN
ABUBAKAR BA Fifa
ABDULMAJID
USMAN OY Fifa
PHILIP IHEMBE
FCT
ALHASSAN
MOHD FCT
SALISU MUSA BO Match Com

Kelechi Mejuobi
National Publicity Secretary
NRA

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