Abuja - The Nigeria Referees Association (NRA) said it had
concluded plans to hold the 2013/2014 pre-season seminar in the four zones of
The NRA President, Ahmed Maude disclosed to the News Agency
of Nigeria (NAN) that the seminar was to prepare the referees for their duties
in the various leagues.
Maude said the seminar would hold between February 14 and 15
in the zones.
He explained that the seminar had been divided into zones
because it would be difficult to assemble all the Nigerian referees at a venue
due to their large number.
“The North-Western and North-Eastern states will hold their
seminar in Kano, while the North-Central states will have theirs in Abuja”, Maude
“Lagos will host the South-Western states, while the
South-East and South-South states will meet in Owerri for their seminar’’.
“The essence is to keep the referees abreast of the
amendments in the laws of the game and some other salient issues before the
commencement of the new season.’’
According to him, this will ensure that referees taking part
in the various leagues from the elite to the lowest tier will participate so as
to have a hitch-free season.