By Abiola Shodiya


New FIFA badged referees are set for their medicals, the Chairman, Nigeria Football Federation Referees’ Appointment Committee, Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, has revealed.


Fresh, who disclosed the programs for the first quarter of the FIFA fitness test (2017), said

the referees will arrive today, whilst also giving the outline of the event.


“The FIFA referees will have their medicals done today which will enable us to know their medical statuses.”

“All the FIFA referees may not participate due to continental engagements and midweek NPFL fixtures,” said Fresh.


He however revealed that those engaged will be given opportunities to do their medicals a week after the program.

The essence of this program is to work in line with world football governing body calendar as stipulated by FIFA that the fitness test should be done four times in a year.


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