NFF sanctions five NPFL referees over misconduct

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sanctioned five referees of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) over misconduct in the matches they administered in the ongoing 2019/2020 season.

The NFF disclosed this in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Referees Association, Kelechi Mejuobi, on Wednesday.

Prince Isiah, who supervised the match between Katsina United and Enyimba International during the week two encounter is among the suspended referees.

The NFF Referees Committee said Isiah will not take part in the next five Premier League matches over his inability to enforce the rules of the Premier League, and for failure to manage the players.

Others sanctioned are the assistant referees and the fourth official of the week one match between Heartland and MFM.

“Sanctioned also are the referee; the assistant referees and the fourth official of the week one match between Heartland and MFM. They are Ahmad Rabiu, Peter Ogwu, Musa Dung Davon and A. Udoette, who were discovered to have been involved in an act capable of bringing the game into disrepute.

“The committee decided to suspend the entire four officials until the end of the first stanza of the 2019/20 Premier League competition,” the statement partly read.

According to the NFF, the sanctioned referees will undergo fresher courses before being considered back for appointments.




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