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NFF suspends 14 referees over poor officiating



The Nigeria Football Federation has….stepped down 14 referees from the ongoing Nigeria Premier Football League over poor officiating.

This was made known in a letter issued from the federation’s Referees Development Committee/Unit on Monday to the NPFL’s Chief Operating Officer, Davidson Owumi.

The referees suspended are Bawa Buhari, Chukwuka Jahlove, Akinwale Tomiwa, Saeed Abdulaziz, Jimmy Aimugbonrie, Brown Ebenezer and Atuwho Morrison.

Others are Imamu Maliki, Sunday Azi and the four match officials involved in a matchday six clash between Sunshine Stars and Abia Warriors.

,,,,,The NFF’s refereeing development unit also requested video footage of the games in which these NPFL match officials performed poorly.

The matches include three fixtures involving Niger Tornadoes and two games of Sporting Lagos.

,,,,Niger Tornadoes’ matchday two clash against Rivers United which the host (Tornadoes) won by a lone goal and their matchday four home game against Bayelsa United also ended 1-0 in their favour.

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