NFF Match Commissioners must now not be older than 65 years

by The Ajasa News | February 17, 2022 2:14 pm

There are now new criteria for interested football stakeholders to meet in order to be considered for the role of Match Commissioners in Nigeria’s domestic game.

Chairman of the NFF Match Commissioners’ Appointment Committee, Babagana Kalli, disclosed this development on Thursday.

He said this was part of decisions reached during their inaugural meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, following the inauguration of the committee’s members.

“Henceforth, no individual above the age of 65 or below the age of 30 will be considered for the role.

“In addition, we have now expunged the names of all retired referees from the list of Match Commissioners,” Kalli who is a member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Executive Committee said.

He added that means of identification for potential Match Commissioners would now be by international passport, national identity card of driver’s licence.

“Also, computer literacy is now a key requirement for anyone who wishes to be considered for the role of Match Commissioner in Nigeria.”

Ganiyu Majekodunmi, another member of the NFF Executive Committee, is the committee’s Vice-Chairman.

Other members are Timothy Magaji, Bayo Olanlege, Sunday Longbap, Yabagi Baba, Aminu Manmaga, Sabo Abdullahi, Greg Obuh, Kenneth Nwamuocha, Maurice Mbam and Donald Mbaezue as members, with Danlami Alanana as secretary.

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