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  • Updated: January 10, 2023

NPFL: Irabor Pledges To Reposition Nigeria Football

NPFL: Irabor Pledges To Reposition Nigeria Football

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The newly appointed Chairman of the Referees Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Faith Irabor, has pledged that she will change football in Nigeria for good by institutionalising a lot of reforms.

Ibrahim Gusau, the President of the NFF, named Irabor Chairman of the committee given her wealth of experience as a retired referee.

Her appointment meant that she is the first Nigerian woman to occupy the position.

"I have been in the field of refereeing for years. As a retired FIFA referee and a one-time CAF instructor, I have seen it all," Irabor who retired in 2010 told The Guardian correspondent on Monday evening.

The Chairman assured Nigerians that she is going to go out of her way to ensure that the poor officiating that has bedevilled the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) becomes a thing of the past.

"One thing I will do is to try as much as possible to encourage those who will take their job seriously.

"It won’t be business as usual, and I won’t tolerate anything that will damage the image of our football.

“As I said, those who are disciplined on the field will get my support because this present NFF board is ready to back our referees to the highest level.

"It is only those who proved themselves as good ambassadors inside the pitch that will merit such opportunity,” she stated.

“And in the Nigeria Referees Association, I am also the first woman to be first vice president.

"I have been in the league with men and was once the Best Referee of the Year.

"I will do this job and bring a lot of reforms in appreciation of the confidence reposed in me by the NFF President.

"He wants to follow FIFA and CAF regulations, and we can see that everything is moving in the right direction. I won’t let Nigerians down,” Irabor added.

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