Nigerian Refs Are Improving -FIFA Instructor

Nigerian referees are truly improving as professionals and they can
only get better, according to FIFA Referees Instructor, Felix
Tangawarima, a former FIFA referee from Zimbabwe, is among a trio of
instructors sent by the world football governing body to conduct a
six-day FIFA Member Associations Course for elite referees, technical
instructors and physical fitness instructors, which opened in Abuja on Monday.
At the formal opening ceremony inside the conference hall of the FIFA
Technical Centre, inside the National Stadium Complex, Abuja on
Thursday, Tangawarima, who spoke on behalf of himself, Mali’s Sidi
Bekaye Magassa and Malawi’s Mark Mzengo, affirmed: “I am saying this
with every sense of sincerity and responsibility. Your referees are
improving by the day and will only get better.
“I am quite happy for the support that the Nigeria Football Federation is giving to programmes that have to do with improving the referees.”
A total of 32 Nigerian elite referees and assistant referees are
participating in the programme, while there are 43 assessors, nine
technical instructors and 19 physical fitness instructors.
The Course Coordinator is Mr. Linus Mba while Mohammed Aminu, Eke Onyeforo and Stella Eloji are assistant instructors. Engineer Emmanuel Imiere, a retired FIFA referee, is local fitness instructor.
Speaking at the event, NFF General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu,
who represented the NFF President, thanked the FIFA delegates and
promised that the Federation would continue to support all programmes
that would enhance the professional competence and capacity of
Nigerian referees.

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