CAF selects 38 African referees for Africa Cup of Nations training, excludes Nigerian officials.

By | September 13, 2023

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced a list of 38 referees from across Africa for the preparation of next year’s Africa Cup of Nations. However, no Nigerian referee has made the list.

In a shocking announcement, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has revealed the list of 38 referees from across Africa who will be involved in the preparation for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations. However, to the dismay of many Nigerian football fans, no Nigerian referee has made the cut.

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The news was first shared on social media by ÓMÒÉLÉRÍNJÁRÉ, a popular Twitter user known for sharing updates on African football. The tweet included a photo of the list of referees and a caption stating that no Nigerian referee was included.

This exclusion has sparked a debate among football enthusiasts in Nigeria. Many fans and analysts expressed their disappointment, questioning the criteria used by CAF to select the referees. Some argued that Nigerian referees have consistently performed well in both domestic and international matches and deserved a place on the list.

Nigeria has a rich footballing history and has produced several talented referees who have officiated high-profile matches around the world. Their absence from this prestigious list raises concerns about the lack of representation for Nigerian officials in African football.

CAF has not yet provided any official statement regarding the exclusion of Nigerian referees. It remains to be seen whether this decision will be reconsidered or if there are any underlying reasons behind the omission. Nigerian football authorities may also seek clarification from CAF regarding the selection process.

As preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations continue, football fans in Nigeria will be hoping for a fair and transparent process in future referee selections to ensure that Nigerian officials are given the recognition they deserve..

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