Following the official finish of the primary stanza of the Nigeria Premier Soccer League, the league’s physique Chief Working Officer, Davidson Owumi has given his evaluation on officiating on the league, giving it a superb mark, Nigeriasoccernet.com stories.
Owumi believes there have been enhancements within the officiating within the league matches performed thus far regardless of there have been few events of errors.
“After 185 matches, we in all probability had points with lower than 15 and when it comes to proportion, I believe our Referees scored over 85 p.c which represents excellence.
“We’re not unmindful that soccer is now technologically pushed for gamers coaching and match officiating the place the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) now help Referees appropriate human errors”
Owumi additional disclosed the efforts of the league administration crew to make officiating higher within the 2023/2024 season whereas talking with the NPFL Media.
“We labored in excellent sync with the NFF Referees Appointment Committee to organise trainings for chosen members of the Nigeria Referees Affiliation (NRA) and people who have thus far been adjudged to have carried out poorly had been delisted for now”.
He spoke concerning the enchancment of the welfare of the referees, a state of affairs a described as unprecedented.
“We not solely elevated their journey allowances and honorarium but in addition ensured their financial institution accounts had been credited earlier than they journey. That is unprecedented within the historical past of the league”.
Owumi continued on the strides achieved by the league in enhancing officiating on match days.
“Final season, we enshrined factors deduction within the Framework and Guidelines for any membership whose followers bodily attacked our Referees and this season, we went a step additional to mandate all dwelling groups to supply Particular Escort Safety Squad for Match officers.
“The one breach was recorded in Gombe and Gombe United had been ducked three factors and three targets.
“So, general we’ve got made it attainable for our officiating to enhance significantly and would proceed to discover alternatives to realize world greatest ranking. It’s work in progress”, Owumi concluded.