NPFL: NFF hammer falls on five refs
NPFL: NFF hammer falls on five refs
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NPFL: NFF hammer falls on five refs

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sanctioned five referees in the Professional Football League over unprofessional conducts.

According to a statement by the NFF Referees Committee, signed by National Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Referees Association, Kelechi Mejuobi, the refs were handed different degrees of sanctions based on their offence.

“Referee Prince Isiah, who supervised the match between Katsina United and Enymbia International during the week two encounter has been suspended for the next five Premier League matches for inability to enforce the rules of the Premier League, leading to unacceptable incidents during the match; and for glaring inability to manage the players.

“Sanctioned also are the referee; the assistant referees and the fourth official of the week one match between Heartland and MFM. They are Ahmad Rabiu, Peter Ogwu, Musa Dung Davon and A. Udoette, who were discovered to have been involved in an act capable of bringing the game into disrepute.

“The committee decided to suspend the entire four officials until the end of the first stanza of the 2019/20 Premier League competition,” part of the statement read.

The sanctioned referees, the statement said, will undergo fresher courses before being considered back for appointments.

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