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NNL, NLO, NWFL Seminar : We Will Raise The Bar For Effective Match Management – Babagana Kalli


The chairman of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) match Commissioner Committee Babagana Kalli stated that the aim of the Nigerian Football Federation is to raise the bar, maintain and implement utmost professionalism from the match Commissioners in the upcoming season.

Kalli in an exclusive interview with emphasized that he was on ground in Abeokuta to convey the readiness of the Nigerian Football Federation to make sure that match Commissioners operate effectively.

“We will raise the bar for effective match management for every league match.
The success of every match starts with match coordinator. When we parade credible and effective individuals to oversee our league matches, we can be rest assured that such a league game will be professionally handled with all indices ticked and okayed before the commencement of the game “.

The NFF board member also explained further that the credibility of a match report , the happenings before , during and after a game lies with the match Commissioner.

“It is our utmost responsibility to organize this timely seminar to teach, refresh the skills and bring them up to stead with the latest changes of the laws of the game “.

The chairman of the match Commissioner Committee also expressed the Fact that his committee will prevent any laxity and unprofessionalism from match Commissioners this season.

“From their credibility, integrity and mode of dressing, Knowledge of match report writing will all be factored in assessing our match Commissioners”. He concluded.

The 2023 NNL, NWFL, NLO match Commissioners seminar for the Southern province of Nigeria was held on Monday 23rd October 2023 at the Nigerian Union of Teachers Hall, Kuto , Abeokuta Ogun State.


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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