NFF holds special training program for Premier League referees

The Nigeria Football Federation Referees Committee has expressed satisfaction with the performance of its members in the ongoing 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League season.

A Board Member and Chairman of the NFF Referees Committee, Rabiu Inuwa Alhan, made this known during the commencement of the Special Training Program organised by the Federation for Premier League arbiters in the country.

Ahlan who represented the NFF President Amaju Melvin Pinnick at the opening session said that after a critical review of the level of officiating, the Federation is pleased with the outcome of results recorded so far at league venues and also called for more perfection as the league enters finishing stage.

On non-payment of indemnities in the NPFL, the FA Board Member told the referees that the federation is worried about the development and is working with the LMC to ensure the payments are effected before the end of the season.

The President of the Nigeria Referees Association, NRA, Otunba Tade Azeez during the occasion said that the training program is an innovative package of the NFF to raise the knowledge of the Laws of the Game of the participants.

Azeez further disclosed that the current training exercise is an exceptional one never witnessed in the history of the association where the Federation is wholly catering for the program for the entire premier league referees.

The NRA President added that with the new amendments to the Laws of The Game for 2021 which took off July 1st this year, the program will also acquaint the participants with knowledge, understanding, interpretation and application of the new laws.

He said the medical and Physical Fitness Test billed for NFF Goal Project field, Abuja will last for ten days with premier league referees divided into two groups for participation.