FIFA U-20 WWC: Nigerian Referees Overlooked Again
Nigerian referees still have a lot to do if they will be considered for roles in international events.
The FIFA Referees Committee on Wednesday appointed 15 female referees and 30 female assistant referees to officiate at the upcoming FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 and no Nigerian made the cut even though six women referees were selected from Africa.
As explained, the selection criteria for the match officials from 21 different countries was based on their experience in their respective association and confederation competitions, as well as their levels of fitness and ability to read the game.
Those selected for the tournament in Brittany this summer will also be candidates to officiate at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.
The four official host cities for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 are located across Brittany: Concarneau (Stade Guy Piriou), Dinan/Léhon (Stade du Clos Gastel in Léhon), Saint-Malo (Stade de Marville) and Vannes (Stade de la Rabine).
Vannes will host the opening match of the competition on 5 August, as well as the final on 24 August.
Nigeria and Ghana will be flying Africa's flag at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018.