Nigeria: FIFA Member Association Elite training programme begins in Abuja

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The 2017 FIFA Member Association (MA) Elite Programme for Nigerian referees, assessors and physical fitness trainers begins on Monday in Abuja, the Nigerian capital city.

Sources close to the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) said this year’s programme will run from 3 and 8 July.

Last year, more than 230 Nigerian referees, instructors and assessors were involved in the elite programme, which took place 16th – 20th May 2016, also in Abuja.

According to the Head of the NFF Referees Unit and Secretary of the NFF Referees Committee, Mallam Sani Zubair, arrangements have been concluded for the international programme that will this year involve Nigeria’s 29 men and women FIFA referees, 15 elite National referees, all National referee assessors, all National physical fitness instructors and non–FIFA women referees.

Zubair also stated that the team of three FIFA instructors would be led by the Regional Development Officer, Carlos Manuel Neves Henrique. The other instructors will be Felix Onias Tangawarima from Zimbabwe (referees instructor) and Tracy Sophia Lovell (physical instructor).

The FIFA instructors will be supported by 9 highly–respected Nigerian instructors, Calistus Chukwujekwu, Felicia Okonji, Mohammed Adebayo Ameenu and Faith Irabor (technical), Abraham Zakowi, Bola Abidoye, Emmanuel Edikin Imiere, Bola Sekiteri and Stella Eloji (physical).

The programme will take place at the National Stadium Complex, Abuja, with classes inside the Media Centre of the complex.
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