The Nigeria Football Federation Referees’ Committee has fired thirty-one Premier League referees on performance and age grounds.
Among the affected referees are, Suleman Jimeta, John Inoyo, Sylvester Okobi, John Charles, Ajao Ibrahim, Mohammed Usman, Alaba Abiodun and Bulus Ajiji were retired on performance grounds.
Orowole Tope was retired for medical reasons, while Ogunta Matador, Nkem Uwogu, Aundugh Robert, Isa Mohammed, Benjamin Nneji, Iriabor Abraham, Abubakar Garba, among others were retired on age grounds.
Others are Gbadamosi Abdulazeez, Hussaine Adamu, Awugo Friday and Peter Shinyi.
Meanwhile, the Premier League referees will undergo fitness tests and a pre-season seminar between November twenty-four and thirty in Abuja.