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Tokyo 2020: Nigeria’ Patience Madu Grabs A Deserving Medal

Oluchi tobex Tobe-Chukwu

Nigeria’s sole representative in the football tournament in Tokyo 2020, Patience Ndidi Madu returned home Tuesday morning rewarded with a medal by FIFA.

Madu who is a FIFA project for development was appointed as an understudy for the Tokyo Olympics Games but had the unprecedented privilege after passing all the fitness and medical tests to be given the privilege of officiating in three matches as a fourth official during the games.

She was among the last 15 women technical/match officials remaining after the group stages as other officials departed their various countries as the games progressed.

Patience Madu who got her FIFA badge in 2018 has shown tremendous growth and ability to interpret the rules of the games in the various FIFA/ CAF engagements involved in.
She is an Elite A referee representing the Enugu state referee council and has almost rounded up her Ph.D. from 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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