Abuja - This year's FIFA Member Associations course for
elite referees, technical instructors, referee assessors and physical fitness instructors
will begin in Abuja on Tuesday.
Organised by the Nigeria Football Federation with the
assistance of world football-governing body, FIFA, the five-day course will
take place at the Velodrome of the National Stadium Complex, Abuja and will be
declared open by NFF President, Aminu Maigari.
FIFA is sending a powerful team of experts in the field, led
by Referees Development Officer Carlos Henrique from Gabon, and including renowned
former FIFA referee Lee Kim Chong from Mauritius and Boubakar Hannachi from
Former Nigerian FIFA referee Sani Zubairu is Coordinator of
the programme which will have seven technical instructors, 37 referee assessors,
14 physical fitness instructors and 30 elite referees in attendance as
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