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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: Patience Ndidi Madu Scales Through FIFA Fitness/Medical Tests

The Nigeria Referees Association, NRA, has warmly received the good news of the exciting form of FIFA woman Referee from the country, Patience Ndidiamaka Madu who is in Japan as part of the match officials selected to handle the football event of the 2021 Olympic Games.

Reports reaching the NRA have it that Madu from the Enugu State Council kept hopes alive on Sunday 18 July 2021 morning in Tokyo Japan, as She passed all the pre Games FIFA physical fitness tests to which they were exposed in quite impressive and astonishing times.

Patience Ndidiamaka Madu had on arrival in Tokyo last Wednesday 14 July 2021 cleared of COVID-19 at the port of entry and again was medically approved to participate in the fitness tests.

The technical preparations had been quite intensive both in the theoretical as well as in the integrated components.

The Olympic Games start on the 25 July and ends on 8 August 2021.

It would be recalled that Madu, one of the international women Referees from Nigeria was among the FIFA Referees from Africa selected to fill the continent’s position in the officiating crew for the sports fiesta.

Patience a top referee in the NPFL has continually shown class when called upon to officiate.
She officiated the most important matches in the NWFL Super 6 In Ijebu Ode included both the opening and closing matches earlier this year.


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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