As most of the Nigerian League Week 1 matches are being held today at various centers across the country, the Nigerian Referees Association, NRA, has called on those on duty for matches to be at live up to expectations and meet the mandate of the refereeing staff that revolves around excellent performance.

The president of the association, Otunba Tade Azeez, made it known in Abuja. The president urged the arbitrators to avoid any negative influence that would cause them to deviate from the good arbitration that is expected of them.

While thanking the NFF and the league’s IMC for prompt payment of compensation and seeking means to settle the outstanding balance of unpaid compensation, Otunba Tade Azeez urged match officials to reciprocate the efforts of the organizers of the league that not only increased compensation and transportation costs, but also resumed payment before games and early release of the appointment on time with an impartial arbitrator. He added that those found to be failing in the wrong approach to matches will face sanctions.

In the remaining games, the highest rated FIFA referee and professor at the University of Calabar, Dr. Joseph Ogabor of Cross River Council, will be in Jos to handle the Plateau vs Shooting Stars assisted by Abba Dada of Yobe and the female referee. of the state of Akwa Ibom. Council, Mfom Akpan Friday. The crew will be supervised by Dr. Aminu Shantali, NRA Deputy National Training Officer from Katsina State Council.

The president of the Kano State Council and Premier League adviser, Mallam Ibrahim Nasiru, will have his minute-by-minute scorer by his side to take note of FIFA’s decisions. The quartet led by Ndidiamaka’s Patience Madu will be on the pitch to decide Wikki’s fate. Tourist vs Niger Tornadoes, while NFF/NRA Referee Committee Chief Fitness Instructor Sir Engr Emma Imiere (Fifa Rtd) KSM watches as Beach Soccer Referee exponent FIFA Olayinka Olayide from Lagos, along with Mohd Yakubu of Bauchi and Isa Sani of Taraba will execute the tough task of managing Rivers Utd vis Lobi Stars in Porthacourt.

Another interesting tie in which the referees are expected to show their best form is the eastern derby between Rangers and Abia Warriors, where retired FIFA referee and international adviser Peter Edibe of Cross River Council is in charge of determining the performance of the match officials, including two FIFA referees. referees; Grema Mohd from Borno and Hope Igho from Lagos as referee and assistant referee 1 respectively.

Recall that in one of the matches played yesterday, a Nigerian Army General, Brigadier General Fawole Olawale was at the center of the game where Nassarawa Utd lost to visiting Enyimba while another brilliant FIFA referee, Abdusalam Kassim officiated the game. Akwa United leaned in Uyo to visit Seguros de Benin.

Remarkably, six female referees promoted to the main league draw were appointed to serve as Fourth Officials in some of the Week 1 matches.

Appointment by the NFF Referees Committee

GROUP 1A
NASARAWA UTD VS ENYIMBA INT
IBRAAHIM ZAILANI BA
FAWOLE OLAWALE KD
TEJRI DIGBORI DT
IBRAAHIM YUSUF KN
AMINU A SK

AKWA UTD VS BENDEL INS
ABEL BABA KG
ABDULSALAM KAZZEM ZM
USMAN ISA KT
OKAYE CAN
RASIDAT ABDULGANIYU FCT

PLATEAU UTD VS SHOOTING STARS
SHAANTALI AMINU SK
JOSE OGABOR CR
ABBA DADA YB
MFON AKPAN F AK
SANI BABAYO GM

KWARA UT VS GOMBE UTD
SOLOMON W RV
HANNAH ELAIGWU FCT
EPHOSIA IGUDIA ED
MUSE MANURE PL
BLESSING CHUKWU AB

REMO STARS VS THE KANEMI WARRIOR
UHUNMWANGHO MIKE ED
A ABUBAKAR NG
TIJIANNI MUSTAPHA KT
MIMISEH IYORHE BN
DARLINTON.N AB

GROUP 1B
BAYELSA UTD VS DAKKADA FC
JOHN MARIA AN
NURUDE IN A BA
SAMUEL P ANNOUNCEMENT
TERNAL BEAUTY FCT
BA SERAH GODWIN

WIKKI TOURIST FC VS NIGER TORNADOES
NASIR IBRAHIM KN
NIDIDI PATIENCE IS
BEAUTIFUL ZURU ALHASSAN KB
MICHEAL UBA KD
ISA ALIYU JG

DRESSAGE UTD VS SUNSHINE STARS
FELICIA OPL
BASHIR SALIHU KN
MOISES ALAYEMOLA SK
JERRY PAM
EUNICE AMALLA PL

RIVERS UTD VS LOBI ESTRELLAS
ENG. IMERE EMM ED
OLAYINKA OLAJIDE LG
MOHD YAKUBU BA
ISA SANI TR
FOLASADE EKUN LG

INT RANGERS VS ABIA WARRIORS
PETER EDIBI CR
MOHDBO GREAM
HOPE IGHO LG
USMAN ABDULLAHI GM
FAITH AGBONS TO ED

The NRA wishes all designated officials mercy and the best of luck.

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