NPFL Matchday 3: NRA Assures Clubs Of Free, Fair Officiating

NPFL Matchday 3: NRA Assures Clubs Of Free, Fair Officiating

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Teams taking part in the ongoing NPFL have been assured of quality officiating as Week Three matches take place this Sunday.

In a release Sunday, the president of the Nigeria Referees Association, NRA, Otunba Tade Azeez, while giving the assurance, asked the referees to remain free and fair while on duty.

Otunba Tade Azeez reminded the referees about being safe and applying Covid-19 preventive protocols in the course of discharging their duties.

In Port Harcourt where Rivers hosts Kwara, the Secretary General of the Nigeria Referees Association, NRA, Dr Suleiman Usman Omezia will be in charge of the officiating crew led by seasoned arbiter of the Lagos State Council, Jelili Ogunmuyiwa, assisted on the lines by Abubakar Abba of Kano and Bauchi based Ahmed Abdulahi.

While the all South West derby in Lagos; MFM vs Sunshine has Yusuf Indabawa of Kano at the centre another top clash in Lafia involving Nassarawa and Pillars will see an Owerri based building engineer Uche Nwaegbe control proceedings with the whistle where retired woman fifa referee, Bola Sekitiri is the Assessor.

Another retired FIFA referee, Abraham Zakowi will also be on the stands to observe how Ghali Habib of Kano will officiate alongside Cletus Adewebi of Lagos and FCT’s Fizobe Sampson as Assistant Referees 1 and 2 respectively in the Enyimba vs Wikki game. 

One of the two newly promoted referees who have moved from NNL to NPFL, in action today, Sebastian Onwe of Ebonyi council will receive his baptism of fire in the elite scene as Sadiq Dauda and Ibrahim Adamu controls the flag for the Lobi vs Warri clash in Markurdi.

Referees on Duty:

Akwa vs Abia Warriors

Wale Adeniyi OY

Faruk Kakale KB

Abba Baba YB

Hindan Solomon FCT

Auwalu Ali KN Assessor

Played on Saturday, 9th January

Lobi vs Warri

Sebastian Onwe EB

Sadiq Dauda SO

Ibrahim Audu YB

Idowu Sam OG

Galadima AD Assessor

Ifeanyi Uba vs Dakkada

Solomon Aweng PL

Kayode Akin OD

Kabiru Haruna ZM

Bakari Wahab BA

Mohammed KW Assessor

Katsina vs Adamawa

Shina Iranloye KW

Segun Akin OY

Osumah Ajiboye ED

Chidozie Anunobi IM

Felicia Okwugba PL Assessor

Plateau vs Heartland

Femi Tolu OD

Ismaila Abubakar TR

Morrison O DT

Bala Aliyu SO

Kabiru Bawa KN Assessor

Jigawa vs Rangers

Mohd Ayatu KG

Agboola Sarafa  OS

Osoria Law ED

Ishaya Usman GM

Indo Mariam BA Assessor

Nassarawa vs Pillars

Uche Nwaegbe IM

Femi Adeniyi EK

Auwal Usman GM

Ikpi Womi Samson CR

Bola Sekitiri  OD Assessor

Enyimba vs Wikki

Habib Ghali KN

Cletus Adewebi LG

Fizobe Sampson FCT

Nsikak Abasi AK

Zakowi I FCT Assessor

Rivers vs Kwara

Jelili LG

Abubakar Abba KN

Ahmed Abdulahi BA

Kingsley AB

Suleiman Omezia FCT Assessor

MFM vs Sunshine

Yusuf Indabawa KN

Francis Friday BA

John Wakama RV

Chidi Onyemezie FCT

Dansoho KD Assessor

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