NFF layoff 31 referees on performance, age grounds

The referees who were fired on performance and age grounds were revealed on the website of the NRA.

Nigerian referees getting ready for a match.

The referees who were fired on performance and age grounds were revealed on Nigeria Referees Association’s website on Thursday, November 17.

Suleman Jimeta, John Inoyo, Sylvester Okobi,  John Charles, Ajao Ibrahim, Mohammed Usman, Alaba Abiodun and Bulus Ajiji were retired on performance grounds.

Orowole Tope was retired for medical reasons, while Ogunta Matador, Nkem Uwogu, Aundugh  Robert, Isa Mohammed, Benjamin Nneji, Iriabor Abraham, Abubakar Garba, A.Ibrahim, Garba Hamza, Isyaku Indabawa, Nasiru Ibrahim, Nasir Ahmed, Mansur Shaibu, Morufu Sule, Ojo Adewale, Kolawole Akinwale and Augustine Ereyole were retired on age grounds.

Meanwhile, the certified NFF referees will undergo fitness tests and a pre-season seminar from Thursday, November 24 to Wednesday, November 30.

Referees from the South-East and South-South will hold their seminar on November 24 and undergo physical fitness tests on November 25.

While those from the South-West will have their medicals on November 25, undergo fitness tests on November 26 and have their seminar will be between November 27 and 28.

Referees from the North-West and North-East will have their medicals on November 26.

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