Members of the Nigeria Referees Association, NRA, who are taking part in the NPFL have been charged to apply best practices while discharging their duties to avoid complaints from other stakeholders involved in the league.

President of the association, Otunba Tade Azeez while reacting over the move by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Referees Committee to sanitize the refereeing system in the domestic league averred that there would be no sacred cows if anyone is involved in acts not in conformity with the Law’s of the Game.

Lobi Stars and Enyimba players in the battle for points

While confirming that based on Referee Assessors reports and other instruments used for monitoring match officials, performances of some referees who handled matches from week 1 to 4 are being looked into before they are reappointed for matches again, Otunba Tade added that the NRA in conjunction with the NFF Referees Committee will be in all league centres for monitoring henceforth.

In the week 5 matches, Lagos based FIFA referee, Quadri Adebimpe who added a year in his age yesterday and fresh from an international outing will control proceedings in Damaturu where Yobe Desert Stars host Heartland FC of Owerri. Quadri will be assisted by Adamu Zaka (JG) and Ogar Saviour (CR) with FCT based Victor Ijeremen the Assessor.

The oriental derby in Enugu; Rangers vs Enyimba which has the NRA Secretary General and seasoned administrator, Prince Moroof Oyekunle Oluwa of the FCT council as Assessor shall be handled by Hope Igho of Lagos to be assisted by Agbagbatu Christopher of Delta and Bauchi based Supol Musa Musari.

Newly badged FIFA Referee for Futsal soccer, Ahmed Rabiu of Kano will lead another FIFA referee, Celestine Efozia, Edo council and Sanusi Mohammed of Adamawa to the all North Central clash between Lobi Stars vs Kwara Utd. The Assessor is Mustapha of Borno.

In the Wikki Tourist vs Sunshine Stars encounter, the South East Zonal Coordinator of the NRA, Ichie Felix Odionye will act as the Assessor, a medical doctor from the Anambra council, Dr Chimezie Udennaka is the referee, while Tijani Ndalim and a top class FIFA woman referee, Mimisen Iyorhe of Niger and Benue councils respectively act as assistants.

The appointment is as follows;
WIKKI TOURISTS FC VS SUNSHINE STARS
UDENNAKA CHIMEZIE AN
T. NDALIMAN NG, MIMISEN I BN Fifa
SALMANU AUWALU KN
ODIONYE F EB Assessor

FC RIVERS UNITED FC VS MFM FC
A.ABUBAKAR NG fifa
PETER OGWU BA, fifa, MAMUNU UMAR KN
NDIDI M EN Fifa

RANGERS INT’L FC VS ENYIMBA INT’L FC
IGHO HOPE LG
A CHRIS DT, MUSA MUSARI BA
SHAGBA I BN
PRINCE OLUWA FCT Assessor

LOBI STARS FC VS KWARA UNITED
AHMED RABIU KN fifa
E.EFOZIA ED fifa, S.MOHD AD
PRINCE I EK

REMO UTD VS KATSINA UNITED FC
DATON YOHANU PL
HASSAN D YB,FRANKLY IM
SYLVANUS UMOH AK
ABUBAKAR A NG Assessor

NIGER TORNADOES FC VS BENDEL INS
SANI BABAYO GM
JUSTIN N EN, BAKARE A EK
MOHD GERMA BO
HAUWA Q YB Assessor

YOBE D. STARS FC VS HEARTLAND FC
QUDARI ADEBIMPE LG fifa
ZAKA JG, SAVIOUR O CR
A ABBA FAGGE KN
VICTOR IJEREMEN FCT Assessor

GO-ROUND FC VS EL-KANEMI WARRIORS
EZEOGU OKECHUKWU EN
ALEX IGE OY, COURT SAMSON AB
KOLAWOLE E KW
TANWA OYEBODE EK Assessor

NASARAWA UNITED FC VS AKWA UNITED
OBAYEMI B OG
ISA USMAN KT, fifa , O COSMOS AN
MARCUS BWASHI BA
WAZIRI FURO AD Assessor

PLATEAU UNITED FC VS KANO PILLARS
NURUDEEN A BA Fifa
SAMUEL P AD fifa, AROMONA MORUF LG
LAMIDO A YB
ZAILANI AD Assessor

KADA FC VS FC IFEANYI UBAH
GWAUTSA
MUSA DAVOU PL,fifa ATU SUNNY CR
ISA SANI TR
ISA MOHD NS Assessor

ABIA WARRIORS FC VS GOMBE UTD
FAWOLE O KD fifa
U.ABDULMAJID OY fifa KREKI BIRTUS NS
BABALOLA SAMUEL FCT
LAYI OLAOGUN OY Assessor