by way of George Aluo
The centre referee in the NPFL game involving Lobi Stars and Rangers final weekend in Makurdi, Joseph Ogabor has been given full marks with the aid of both the Nigeria football Federation (NFF) and Rangers boss Christian Chukwu.
Rangers chairman, Christian Chukwu had after the suit which his aspect misplaced through 1-three mentioned the man on the centre used to be good.
“Our defeat had nothing to do with officiating. The younger man that handled the sport used to be excellent, very good. i think we burned ourselves out within the midweek recreation in opposition to FC IfeanyiUbah. It was an Oriental struggle the boys threw everything into and the fatigue manifested in Makurdi,” Chukwu said.
In Abuja, the management of Nigeria soccer Federation, led by way of the President, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick additionally lauded the efficiency of the referee, declaring that they’d maintain a tab on him.
NFF 2nd vice chairman/LMC chairman, Shehu Dikko, had disclosed at the opening ceremony of the FIFA MA Elite direction that he obtained heartwarming cellphone calls from the management of touring staff, Rangers FC (who lost 1-3) to the effect that Ogabor had an ideal time out in the recreation played on the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi.
All dignitaries in the corridor, from NFF President Pinnick to the NFF government Committee contributors and NRA executives, dedicated minutes to praising Ogabor, who additionally emerged tops at a up to date Confederation of African soccer referee path in Cairo, Egypt.
“we’d like extra of Ogabors in Nigerian football: young referees who maintain nothing other than to succeed in excellence, via upholding the values of integrity and fairness. The NFF is proud of you and can proceed to watch your performance, simply as we can work assiduously with the NRA to provide extra referees who are committed to officiating fits in keeping with the rules of the sport,” Pinnick said.