Former MFM coach and current coach of Al ITTIFAQ FC DUBAI coach Marcellinus Anyanwu has blasted LMC referees and match officials, describe what happened in Kaduna last weekend between Kano Pillars and Akwa united as a broad day robbery.
”corrupt match officials has been a major deterrent to football growth in Nigeria especially in the NPFL. Most referees have played a major role, negatively, in deciding who wins the league”.
Speaking to our reporter from his base in Dubai, the YSFON AMBASSADOR says.
In the game of football today in Nigeria, coaches do not do much technically and tactically, they believe the referee, who has the juice and power, can award them a penalty late in the game for all three points or equal disallowed their opponent goal.
Because of this, development of the game has been marred and the game brought to disputes by unscrupulous elements who call themselves match officials.