April 17, 2024


World football governing body, FIFA, has approved a total of 30 Nigerian referees to be placed on the international duty lists for the year 2024.

The 30 officials comprised 11 referees, 11 assistant referees, four beach soccer referees, and four futsal referees.

This is contained in a statement by Ademola Olajire, Director of Communications at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Thursday in Abuja.

He said the referees included Basheer Salisu, Ogabor Odey Joseph, Olufunmilayo Abigael Alaba, Nurudeen Abubakar, and Abdulsalam.

Others are Kasimu Abiola, Elaigwe Hannah Enekole, Akintoye Yemisi Eunice, Egba Patrick John, Madu Ndidi Patience, Mustapha Grema Mohammed, and Abdullahi Abubakar.

“The 11 persons approved as assistant referees are Pwadutakam Samuel, Igudia Efosa Celestine, Abibatu Iyadunni, Muhammad Yakubu, Mfon Friday Akpan, and Digbori Tejiri.

“Usman Abdulmajeed Olaide and Igho Hope Ogenekewe-Terah Kabenda Beauty, Ahmad Mustapha Tijjani, and Agbons Faith also made the list.

“Ukah Odigomma, Musa Davou, Umuago Akpome and Bello Zuru Alhassan were put on the futsal soccer list, while Ogunmuyiwa Jelili, Fawole Adeolu, Olajide Olayinka, and Rabiu Ahmad were listed for beach soccer, he said. (NAN)

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