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NFF Constitutes Referees, Judicial Committees

NFF Constitutes Referees, Judicial Committees

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has constituted its judicial and match officiating committees, for the period 2022-2026.

Heading the Referees Committee is former FIFA referee, Mrs Faith Irabor, with Mallam Rabiu Umar as vice chairman, while the Match Commissioners Committee is headed by Member of NFF Board, Alhaji Babagana Kalli. The vice chairman is Alhaji Ganiyu Majekodunmi, another member of the NFF Board.

The Disciplinary Committee is headed by Barrister J. B. C. Obikwelu, former vice chairman of the Anambra State Football Association, while Barrister Gandi Umar Mohammed is chairman of the Appeals Committee.

The Referees and Match Commissioners’ committees are scheduled to meet with the NFF leadership at the NFF Secretariat, Abuja on Thursday by 1pm, in preparation for the 2022-2023 Nigeria Professional Football League season commencing on Saturday, 8th January.



Mrs Faith Irabor – Chairman

Mallam Rabiu Umar – Vice Chairman

Oba James Odeniran – Member

Mr Abraham Zakowi – Member

Mallam Waziri Furo Gawe – Member

Mr. C. C. Chukwujekwu – Member

Mallam Bello Abubakar – Member


Alh. Babagana Kalli – Chairman

Alh. Ganiyu Majekodunmi – Vice Chairman

Hon. Usman Maulud – Member

Alh. Aminu Mammaga – Member

Alh. Idris Abdullahi Musa Thuraya – Member

Mr. Anthony Ugwu – Member

Otunba Mustapha Razaq – Member

Chief Kenneth Nwamuocha – Member


Barr. J. B. C. Obikwelu – Chairman

Barr. Abdulrahman Abdulrahman – Vice Chairman

Barr. Ibrahim Mukhtar – Member

Barr. Wole Ademoyegun – Member

Barr. Bello Galadi – Member


Barr. Gandi Umar Mohammed (mni) – Chairman

Barr. Martin Usen Effiong – Vice Chairman

Barr. Bemva Akortsaha – Member

Barr. Bweino Dauda – Member

Barr. Bukar Muazu – Member

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  • Ako Amadi 1 year ago

    Corrupt NFF and incompetent referees is the reason Nigerians are never chosen by FIFA to officiate at the World Cup where we see Gassama from the Gambia. Very embarassing for the Giant of Africa!

    • Dr. Drey 1 year ago

      You are talking world cup…?
      When last did you see/hear a Nigerian blow the whitsle from the centre at AFCON or CHAN or the group/knockout stages of the CAF Champions league…?

      I can’t recall any in 2 decades. Anyone who can should please let us know.

      And some charlatans will come here to try to hoodwink us into accepting that they have a quality league like that of the early 90s

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