NRA Urges LMC To Clamp On Hooliganism In NPFL


The Nigeria Referees Association (NRA), has called on the League Management Company (LMC) to clamp on the rising tide of hooliganism.

This followed the persistent attack on some of its members officiating in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in some venues.

Three referees that handled Sunday’s NPFL game between Kano Pillars and Akwa United were manhandled by the home fans at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.

The NRA in a statement lashed out at the club’s officials for inciting the fans against its members, irrespective of the outcomes of their games.

The statement added that it would not hesitate to withdraw its members from the league if the ugly trend continues.

Lagos To Host 2013 GLO-CAF Awards

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that the 2013 GLO-CAF Awards will take place in Lagos, Nigeria on the 9th of January 2014.

African sports personalities will compete for honours categories such as: African Player of the Year, National Team of the Year, Club of the Year, Coach of the Year, Women’s National Team of the Year, CAF Fair Play Award, Most Promising Talent and Africa Finest Eleven amongst others.

The Award ceremony has since been organized in five cities; the 2005 edition was held in Abuja (Nigeria), 2006 in Accra (Ghana), 2007-Lome (Togo), 2008-Lagos (Nigeria), 2009-Accra (Ghana), 2010 in Cairo (Egypt) and the last two editions in Accra, Ghana.

Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure is the current African Footballer of the Year,  winning the last two editions while Mohammed Abou Trieka of Egypt is the African Player of the Year – based in Africa.