15th September, 2010
As the maiden Lagos Junior League gets underway this weekend across some local governmentÂ areas in the state, Chairman of the stateâ€™s Referee Council, Tade Azeez, has counselled allÂ the referees that will officiate in the tourney to be fair and just.
During a two-day referee seminar for its members at the Lagos SWAN Secretariat, NationalÂ Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria, Tade said all eyes will be on the referees during theÂ tourney, hence they need to be very careful. He warned that there will be no room forÂ badÂ officiating, warning that the council will be out to maintain its dignity during theÂ tourney.
Tade said the seminar was organised to acquaint the referees with the latest rules of theÂ game, adding that any referee found wanting will be dealt with appropriately.
The seminar, which ended today, hasÂ about 150 referees in attendance.
Some of the guest speakers at the seminar are Dr. Alex Mana, Chukwudi Chukwujekwu andÂ international referees.