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AITEO Cup 2021: Historic Feat As Top Referee Patience Ndidi Madu Officiates Men’s Final

Oluchi tobex Tobe-Chukwu

Nigeria’s top FIFA badge Referee Patience Ndidi Madu who recently did Nigeria proud at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games where she was involved in three matches and deservedly got recognition by the World Football Governing body (FIFA) with an Olympic medal will today for the first time in the history of Nigeria Football officiate in the final of the men’s game of Nigeria’Federation(AITEO)Cup 2021.

This historic feat is an honour and a accumulation of hard work and consistent high performance on the pitch.

Patience Madu who is a FIFA Elite ‘A’ Referee has been picked to handle important matches in the country which includes but not limited to the opening match of the NWFL Premiership in Lafia where FC Robo defeated Nasarawa Amazons at home by a lone goal. She also officiated the opening and final matches of the NWFL Premiership Super 6 in Ijebu Ode where Rivers Angels emerged Champions.

She was also the centre referee when Shooting Stars visited Vandrezzer FC in Lagos for a decisive NNL match this season. Madu also officiated in the first TV match of the NPFL season in Uyo.

She has also been pencilled down for the next Senior Women’s World Cup in 2023. Patience Madu is a hardworking young lady with a flair for academics.
She is a PhD student of the University of Nigeria.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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