Nigerian referees, assessors, fitness trainers all set for FIFA Elite Programme


All is now set for this year’s FIFA Member Association (MA) Elite Programme for Nigerian referees, assessors and physical fitness trainers taking place in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja between 3rd and 8th July 2017.

Last year, more than 230 Nigerian referees, instructors and assessors were involved in the elite programme, which took place 16th – 20th May 2016, also in Abuja.

Head of the NFF Referees Unit and Secretary of the NFF Referees Committee, Mallam Sani Zubair told at the weekend that all arrangements have been concluded for the international program that will this year, involve Nigeria’s 29 men and women FIFA referees, 15 elite National referees, all National referee assessors, all National physical fitness instructors and non –FIFA women referees.

Zubair also disclosed that the team of three FIFA instructors would be led by the Regional…

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