Sports No Nigerian on the 88-man Olympic Referee's List


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No Nigerian referee was selected among the 88 referees to officiate in both male and female competions at the 2016 Olympic football tournament which kicks off August in Rio.

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The 88 match officials was drawn from over 40 countries to officiate at the Olympics with no Nigerians mentioned.

The men’s competition will see 18 referees and 32 assistant referees officiate and at the women’s tournament, 14 referees and 24 assistant referees will be on duty.

The football event will take place from August 3rd – 21st, with the competition’s men’s and women’s finals taking place in the Maracanã stadium.

Seven stadiums in total will host the competitions including 2014 Fifa World Cup host venues: Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Manaus, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and São Paulo.