Two women referees are on the list of six referees and six assistant referees listed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the 2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super4.
The women referees, according to a press release by Harry Iwuala, Head of Special Projects at the League Management Committee (LMC), are FCT’s Hannah Elaigwu and Lagos State’s Adebimpe Quadri.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the tournament will hold at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu from Wednesday to Saturday.
2015/2016 NPFL champions Rangers International of Enugu, Rivers United of Port Harcourt, FC IfeanyiUbah of Nnewi and Wikki Tourists of Bauchi are participating in the competition.
The list of referees listed for the competition is contained in a letter signed by Sani Zubairu, Secretary of the NFF Referees Committee.
“It showed that in all there are six match referees, six assistant referees, three Match Commissioners, two Referees’ Assessors, a Referees’ Physical Instructor, a Technical Instructor for post-match reviews and two post match assessment coordinators,’’ Iwuala said.
Other referees listed are Ago Abubakar of Yobe, Bashir Salihu from Kano State, Abdullahi Shuaibu from Katsina State and Joseph Ogabor from Cross River.
“The assistant referees include Abel Baba, from Kogi, Samuel Pwagutakan from Adamawa, Peter Friday from Bauchi State, Usman Abdulmajeed from Oyo State, Igudia Osifo from Edo and Iyorhe Mimisen from Benue.
“The Referees’ Assessors are Linus Mba of Lagos State and Prince Elube from Niger, while the Match Commissioners are Ogungbemide Dele of Ondo State, Umar Isah of Kogi and Golly Emmanuel from Delta,’’ Iwuala added.
NAN reports that the NPFL Super4 is an annual competition being organised by the LMC to herald the season’s NPFL competition.