The President, Nigeria Referees Association (NRA), Tade Azzez, has expressed displeasure over the alleged attacks on referee in Katsina at the opening of 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
The NRA boss expressed his displeasure in a statement on Monday in Lagos by the association’s National Publicity Secretary, Kelechi Mejuobi. Azeez said that such act was a threat to the newly kicked off league.
There were reported cases of violence in some venues with a referee during the first league match between Katsina United and Kano Pillars on Saturday at Muhammadu Dikko stadium Katsina.
According to the statement, the report of the incidents will be sent to appropriate quarters for further actions.
Mr. Azeez, however, appeals to the organizers, state Football Associations (Fas), clubs and spectators to assist referees with a conducive environment to operate for the good of the game.