NFF crisis: Referees to boycott league matches

Citing the crisis in the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, as reason, Nigerian referees have announced a boycott of all league matches until “sanity is restored”.

This was stated in a circular dated August 28 and signed by the secretary general of the Nigeria Referees Association, NRA, Moroof Oluwa.

“A working committee has directed that all referees withdraw from matches in the Nigeria Premier league, the Nigeria National League, Nigeria Federation Cup and the women’s league until sanity is restored in Nigerian football,” the circular said.

The Premier and the National Leagues are in the 25th week of the 2013/14 season.

The NFF has been engulfed in a crisis in the last few months, leading to the impeachment, resignation and reinstatement of its last president, Aminu Maigari.

The Federation has now split into factions with, one faction describing the election of new president, Chris Giwa, illegal.

The Guild of Sports Editors, on Wednesday, called on the Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, to intervene in the crisis.

NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: To place a text-based advert here. Call Willie - +2347088095401

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.