Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Football referees in Nigeria threaten boycott

President of Nigeria Referees Association (NRA), Tade Azeez, has said they might be forced to pull out of Nigerian leagues, because of several assaults on match officials.

Angry fans descended on referee Daniel Akure and his assistants, following Warri Wolves 1-1 draw at home with league leaders, Wikki Tourists last weekend.

According to reports, one of Akure’s assistants escaped the assault, by running into Wikki’s team bus.

Azeez has warned that such attacks will no longer be tolerated.

“The attack on referees has surprisingly continued with Sunday’s attack on the referee who handled the Warri Wolves versus Wikki Tourists game,” he said in a statement released by the body.

“The NRA has considered it necessary to boycott all matches involving any team where referees are either harassed or physically assaulted by them and their supporters.”

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