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Tokyo 2020: Nigeria’ Patience Ndidi Madu Appointed For The First Football Match Of The Olympic Games; It Is Great Britain Tackling Chile

Oluchi tobex Tobe-Chukwu

Nigeria’ FIFA Badge woman Referee Patience Ndidi Madu has been appointed as a fourth official for game number 1 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Madu who recently passed her FIFA medical / fitness tests in Tokyo was very impressive in her runs.
This feat didn’t go unnoticed as surprisingly, Madu who was picked as an understudy for the games was appointed for the first match of the games.

She will be the fourth official for match no 1 of the games involving Great Britain and Chile(women). The match will be played at the Sapporo Dome, Sapporo in Japan on the 21st of July 2021. It will be played by 4.30 PM Japanese time.

The officials are already settled in the city which is about 4 hours by air from Tokyo.

Patience Madu got the FIFA badge in 2018 and has been impressive in the international matches she has officiated.

She was in the centre for the opening and closing matches of the 2021 NWFL Super 6 in Ijebu Ode.


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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