Nigerian professional footballer gets indefinite suspension for slapping referee

  A Nigerian professional footballer, Yakubu Hassan has been ban indefinitely from playing football by the Nasarawa State Football Association for slapping a centre referee during a football match. Hassan, who plays for ”Dubagari Football Club”, Lafia, a local team in Nasarawa state slapped a centre referee Kasimu Ahmadu during a football match with another local team, Winda Force Football Club on October 29 after he was cautioned for an infringement. Speaking with the newsmen, Halidu Akwashiki, the Vice Chairman of the Nasarawa State Football Association confirmed the suspension, adding that it would serve as a deterrent to other players. He said “The actions we took will serve as lessons [Read]

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NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a member of the Lagos State Referees Council, Ruth Okafor applied another aspect of “game management” when she applied the CPR method to save life during a National Women League match at Ilorin, Kwara State; Sure Babes vs Edo Queens. Okafor came to the immediate rescue of a player who had the ball hit on her face before she fell down and became unconscious. The woman referee who suspected a serious development on the part of the player ran towards her and found out she was lifeless and almost half gone before Okafor’s intervention. The referee applied the CPR Method she learnt from one of [Read]