FIFA has presented badges to 29 Nigerian referees.
According to the Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Referees Association, Kelechi Mejuobi, they are 22 men and seven women referees.
He said the men referees consist of 14 centre referees and assistant referees, four futsal referees and four beach soccer referees.
Mejuobiadded that the seven women are all football referees and assistant referees.
He explained that the referees received their FIFA badges from the Nigeria Football Federation officials in Kano and are available to officiate in any continental game – as well as domestic matches.