FIFA Places 30 Nigerian Referees On 2024 International Duty List


World football-governing body, FIFA has approved a total of 30 Nigerian referees to be placed on the international duty lists for the year 2024.

These comprised 11 referees, 11 assistant referees, four beach soccer referees and four futsal referees.

This is contained in a statement by Ademola Olajire, Director of Communications at Nigeria football federation on Thursday in Abuja.

He said the referees included Basheer Salisu, Ogabor Odey Joseph, Olufunmilayo Abigael Alaba, Nurudeen Abubakar and Abdulsalam.

Others are Kasimu Abiola, Elaigwe Hannah Enekole, Akintoye Yemisi Eunice, Egba Patrick John, Madu Ndidi Patience, Mustapha Grema Mohammed and Abdullahi Abubakar.

The 11 persons approved as assistant referees are, Pwadutakam Samuel, Igudia Efosa Celestine, Abibatu Iyadunni, Muhammad Yakubu, Mfon Friday Akpan and Digbori Tejiri.

“Usman Abdulmajeed Olaide and Igho Hope OgenekeweTerah Kabenda Beauty, Ahmad Mustapha Tijjani and Agbons Faith also made the list

“Ukah Odigomma, Musa Davou, Umuago Akpome and Bello Zuru Alhassan, were put on the futsal soccer list, while Ogunmuyiwa Jelili, Fawole Adeolu, Olajide Olayinka and Rabiu Ahmad were listed for beach soccer,“he said.

The development came a few months after no Nigerian made the official 85-match list for the forthcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in the Ivory Coast.