Lagos - The Nigeria Football Federation has released the itinerary for the eleven elite referees who will travel to London at the end of the month for a two –week capacity –building exercise.
The referees on the trip for the exercise sponsored by Senforce Insurance are Ferdinand Udoh, Abdullahi Shuaibu, Usman Isah, Samuel Pwadutakan, Orowole Tope, Egudia Efosa, Peter Ogwu, Paul Umuago, Musa Dung-Davon, Olayinka Olayide and Ukah Ndubuisi.
The arbiters, to be led by the President of Nigeria Referees Association, Ahmed Maude and the Chairman of NFF Referees Committee, Yusuf Ahmed Fresh, will arrive in London on November 30, and be at the FA’s High Performance Training Facility at St Georges Park, Burton-onTrent on the first two days of December and visit a community –based youth football project on December 3.
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On December 4, the delegation will tour Wembley Stadium and offices of the FA, get involved in a study group mini –workshop the following day and attend a Premier League match to assess refereeing operations on December 6.
An analysis of the weekend Premier League games (involving Question-and-Answer session with a retired Premier League referee) will occupy them on December 8, before a meeting with YATR (a referee –training organization) for talks on referees’ fitness and conditioning on December 9.The group will then tour the Emirates Stadium (home ground of Premiership giants, Arsenal FC) on December 10 ahead of a YATR field activity on December 11. The following day, the group heads back to London, and then back to Nigeria on December 13.
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