By Tolu Olorunmoteni

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has invited Nigerian referee, Anietie Udoh, 11 others and 14 Assistant Referees from other African countries for the U-17 Championship scheduled to hold in Gabon from 14th- 28th May, 2017.

Elated by the development, the NRA President, Tade Azeez hailed the upsurge in FIFA and CAF recognition of Nigeria’s international referees as an outcome of strategic planning by the referees’ body, in collaboration with the Nigeria Football Federation’s Referees Committee, to reposition the fortune of Nigerian referees at all levels.

Udoh, a member of the Akwa Ibom State Referees Council and one of the flagship of the Nigeria Referees Association, NRA at the FIFA level, is the third name on the list of international referees invited across Africa.

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