The Nigeria Referees Association, NRA has issued a code of conduct to its members involved in the officiating of the Nigeria National League (NNL) matches which commenced yesterday in the country.
While releasing the Code of Conduct to the state councils to arm referees on the dos and don’ts expected of them before, during and after matches; the NRA also urged the referees to be fair and firm in the course of discharging their duties.
The NRA in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kelechi Mejuob, said President of the Association, Otunba Tade Azeez has admonished appointed match officials for the first week of the season to be of good conduct and justify reasons why they were found worthy to be on the appointed list for the opening games.
Speaking on the expected conduct of referees for the season, Azeez asked the NNL referees to emulate those of the Premier League cadre who have so far raised the bar in the outgoing season.
He warned that no form of misconduct and mediocrity shall be tolerated as instant sanction awaits those found wanting in any unbecoming act not in tandem with expected engagement rules.
The Referees’ president warned that the association will adopt zero tolerance to issues related to insecurity.