There was mass failure at the fitness tests organized by the Referees Unit of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF recently.
NFF’s head of referees unit, Sunday Okayi, who made the disclosure on Thursday announced that of the 593 referees that participated in the physical fitness test, 477 passed, 133 failed while, 13 others were disqualified.
The tests were held since 4 – 8 November, and Okayi explained that the reason for the delay in publishing the results was to avoid the controversies that marred the 2012 edition of the test.
“We have to take our time to compile the results because of what happened after the 2012 fitness test,” Okayi explained.
“There were complaints over the results we released last year, with some of the disqualified and failed referees coming up with accusations and we do not want a repeat of such this year”.