Finally…NFF Fire Sharif Inuwa Ahlan To Comply With FIFA Order Over Referees Committee Top Post
More than a year since world football governing body FIFA ordered that all Referees Committees must be headed by a retired high-ranked ref, the NFF have today done the needful by sacking Sharif Inuwa Ahlan to name Faith Irabor for the top position.
The dismissal of Kano FA Chairman and NFF Executive Committee Member Ahlan must come as a huge surprise because he has been the biggest promoter of NFF President Ibrahim Gusau.
Irabor is retired FIFA referee as the world football body so directed.
The NFF announced new judicial and match officiating committees will run for the period 2022-2026.
Rabiu Umar is the refs committee vice chairman, while the Match Commissioners Committee is headed by Member of NFF Board, Babagana Kalli. The vice chairman is Ganiyu Majekodunmi, another member of the NFF Board.
The Disciplinary Committee is headed by Barrister J. B. C. Obikwelu, former vice chairman of the Anambra State Football Association, while Barrister Gandi Umar Mohammed is chairman of the Appeals Committee.
The Referees and Match Commissioners’ committees are scheduled to meet with the NFF leadership at the NFF Secretariat, Abuja on Thursday by 1pm, in preparation for the 2022-2023 Nigeria Professional Football League season commencing on Saturday, 8th January.
Mrs Faith Irabor – Chairman
Mallam Rabiu Umar – Vice Chairman
Oba James Odeniran – Member
Mr Abraham Zakowi – Member
Mallam Waziri Furo Gawe – Member
Mr. C. C. Chukwujekwu – Member
Mallam Bello Abubakar – Member
MATCH COMMISSIONERS COMMITTEE
Alh. Babagana Kalli – Chairman
Alh. Ganiyu Majekodunmi – Vice Chairman
Hon. Usman Maulud – Member
Alh. Aminu Mammaga – Member
Alh. Idris Abdullahi Thuraya – Member
Mr. Anthony Ugwu – Member
Otunba Mustapha Razaq – Member
Chief Kenneth Nwamuocha – Member
Barr. J. B. C. Obikwelu – Chairman
Barr. Abdulrahman Abdulrahman – Vice Chairman
Barr. Ibrahim Mukhtar – Member
Barr. Wole Ademoyegun – Member
Barr. Bello Galadi – Member
Barr. Gandi Umar Mohammed (mni) – Chairman
Barr. Martin Usen Effiong – Vice Chairman
Barr. Bemva Akortsaha – Member
Barr. Bweino Dauda – Member
Barr. Bukar Muazu – Member