Your referees not good enough for World Cup. FIFA tells Nigeria..

As a result, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has put in place measures aimed at upgrading the quality of Nigerian referees.
One of such measure is the ongoing capacity building for the referees with FIFA Referee Development Officer, Carlos Henriques, being the instructor.
But he delivered a scathing message to the Nigerians, asking them not to nurse the hope of refereeing at the World Cup for now.
Rather, he admonished the Nigerians to concentrate their efforts at the Africa Cup of Nations, where they stand a better chance.
Henriques gave the advice in an interview with the the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday.
According to him, Nigerian referees should concentrate their energy on how to secure the Africa Cup of Nations slots.
Henriques said that the Nigerian referees needed all the support they could get to earn a World Cup slot.
“I think before you start thinking of the World Cup, you have to start thinking of the Africa Cup of Nations.
“Let’s start working, thinking to produce referees to represent Nigeria at the continental competitions; that is our main goal.
“After they start, and be part of the continental of referees, definitely the chances are there for the World Cup.
“They have to wake up like everyone else; everybody has a chance, provided they work hard. They have to work hard, and working hard is not just going out there and work hard.
“They have to work hard in all fields, especially in achieving a high level of fitness as well as the way they manage and approach players.
“So, this is all part of training that the referee has to be subjected to; it’s not easy to be a referee.’’
According to him, there are no much challenges that will stop Nigerian referees from achieving this target since they have a very good team of referees’ instructors in the country.
He said that the calibre of CAF and NFA referee instructor like Linus Mba, could give the referees all they needed to excel in the job.
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