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Nigeria’s Ndidi Madu, Mimisen Iyorhe For WAFCON, FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Respectively

Two upscale women referees from Nigeria; Patience Ndidiamaka Madu and Mimisen Iyorhe have continued to receive the attention of CAF and FIFA for international assignments.

Madu, a Doctorate degree student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, a referee, who is from Enugu State Referees Council is already in Cairo and one of the women referees from Africa invited for the second edition of the preparation course for the WAFCON, the women version of the nation’s cup while FIFA has given Iyorhe, an Assistant Referee, a graduate of Abubakar Tafawa Belewa , ABTU and of the Benue State council nod to join referees drawn across the confederation to be part of the match officials for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World in Costa Rica this 2022.

President of the NRA, Otunba Tade Azeez described the recognition as eloquent testimony of the efforts of the association in conjunction with the NFF to ensure referees from Nigeria get international recognition.

On behalf of the NRA, Otunba Tade Azeez wishes them best of luck and journey mercies.

Kelechi Mejuobi
National Publicity Secretary


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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