four referees have come below the sledge hammer of the Nigeria football Federation (NFF)’s Referees Committee has fallen. The affected officers have been discovered responsible of poor officiating and mismanagement of the sport.
this is contained in a remark through Dani Zubairu, the Secretary of the referees committee, on Thursday, in Abuja.
Zubairu stated those affected were two centre referees and two assistant referees.
according to him, Joseph Ogabor, the centre referee who officiated the South West derby in Ibadan between taking pictures and Remo Stars, has been banned from further officiating of fits till the tip of the primary stanza of the league.
He stated that Ogabor used to be found guilty of fallacious motion when he denied Remo Stars intention against capturing Stars, a decision which affected the result of the Nigeria skilled soccer League (NPFL) stumble upon.
Zubairu disclosed that the had carefulyl assessed and reviewed the fit and discovered that the brand new FIFA-badge referee erred in his decision.
His assistants within the suit, Bosede Momoh and Hulda Nkwocha were, however, warned to brace up and strengthen on their skills or risk sanction.
The observation additionally mentioned that some of the Assistant Referees within the Kano Pillars vs Enyimba suit, Tejiri Digbori, some other FIFA badge referee, used to be found trying for making an attempt to cancel a intention due to bad offside judgment in the suit played in Kano a fortnight in the past.
He added that Digbori’s decision to prevent the goal was overturned via the centre referee, Quadri Adebimpe, who used to be recommended by way of the committee “for retaining to the tenets of the foundations of the sport.”
“on the other hand, the defaulting Assistant Referee is banned until the top of the first stanza,” he mentioned.
The secretary further mentioned that the Assistant Referee 2 within the Nassarawa vs Ifeanyi Ubah game, Abdurazak IB of Borno Referees Council were asked to leisure for the subsequent eight weeks beginning from this weekend’s suits.
Zubairu stated that the punishment adopted his picking a mistaken infringement on the sphere of play, thereby, misleading the referee to award an undeserved penalty.
He defined that Abdurazak had rushed to the penalty space line earlier than the referee in reality signaled for a penalty, an act the Committee thought to be at variance with the laws of the game.
“The referee, Abubakar Zubairu was seriously warned to reside as much as expectations in subsequent suits and banned for two weeks,” he delivered.
Zubairu, who can be the head of NFF Referees Unit, noted that the decisions have been arrived at after gazing video clips of the entire fits together with suit reports from Referees Assessors.
He warned that referees need to be honest and firm of their assignments to avoid working foul of the regulations of the sport that may earn them sanctions. (NAN)