NFF lauds Seina Marine, ARIK on support for referees’ training

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has applauded Seina Marine Limited and ARIK airline for the support both companies are offering to 20 Nigerian elite referees going to the United Kingdom for the arbiters’ next capacity enhancing programme.

NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick said: “Seina Marine Limited is bankrolling the cost of the three–week exercise as well as the stay of the 20 referees in London.

“On their part, ARIK Airline has offered to fly the referees at only half the fare and we are very appreciative of this gesture. I can tell you that this is the beginning of what is sure to be useful relationships between Seina Marine and NFF, as well as ARIK Airline and NFF.

“There were 10 referees involved in the first batch that returned to the country on Sunday. There will be 20 referees in the second match that will leave the country onJanuary 25, 2015, for another two–week capacity building exercise.”

It is confirmed that 17 highly–qualified persons, including coaches and ex-internationals will fly to the United Kingdom mid–January for a three–week match reading technique and backroom analysis exercise, aimed at helping all the National Teams in international engagements.

Article from The New Telegraph Online