Pinnick to Open FIFA MA Elite Programme in Abuja

first_img President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, will  today declare open this year’s FIFA Member Association (MA) Elite Programme for Nigerian referees, assessors and physical fitness trainers in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. This year’s programme will run between July 3rd and 8th 2017. Last year, more than 230 Nigerian referees, instructors and assessors were involved in the elite programme, which took place 16th – 20th May 2016, also in Abuja. Head of the NFF Referees Unit and Secretary of the NFF Referees Committee, Mallam Sani Zubair reconfirmed at the weekend that all arrangements have been concluded for the international programme that will this year, involve Nigeria’s 29 men and women FIFA referees, 15 elite National referees, all National referee assessors, all National physical fitness instructors and non –FIFA women referees. Zubair also stated that the team of three FIFA instructors would be led by the Regional Development Officer, Carlos Manuel Neves Henrique, and will include Felix Onias Tangawarima from Zimbabwe (referee instructor) and Tracy Sophia Lovell (physical instructor). The FIFA instructors will be supported by nine highly-respected Nigerian instructors Calistus Chukwujekwu, Felicia Okonji, Mohammed Adebayo Ameenu and Faith Irabor (technical), as well as Abraham Zakowi, Bola Abidoye, Emmanuel Edikin Imiere, Bola Sekiteri and Stella Eloji (physical). The programme will take place at the National Stadium Complex, Abuja with theoretical classes inside the Media Centre of the complex. Day 1: Physical Fitness Test; Laws of the Game; Google Test; Formation of Working Groups & Allocation of Clips Day 2: Practical Training Recovery; Power Point Presentation on Offside; Clips Discussion and Analysis; Tactical Fouls; Positioning and Movement/Reading the Game Day 3: Practical Training Instant Feedback; Clip Discussion &Analysis on Handball; Analysis on Penalty Area Incidents; Presentation on Integrity; Video Test (incorporating all areas) Day 4: Practical Training Instant Feedback; Discussion on Tactical Fouls; Qualities of a Match Official; Presentation By Physical Instructor; Discussion on Clips from Referees Day 5: Video Test; Discussion Forum and Course Evaluation; Course Conclusion; Closing Ceremony/Certificate PresentationShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse to get back on track against Colgate

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 20, 2018 at 10:29 pmcenter_img Syracuse (2-2) enters its meeting with Colgate (4-1) coming off two losses at Madison Square Garden. The Raiders have won four in a row, including on Monday night against Binghamton. SU and Colgate will be meeting for the 171st time in their histories, making it the most-frequent matchup in Syracuse history. The Orange have won the last 52.Here’s what our beat writers think will happen on Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome.Charlie DiSturco (3-1)Don’t panicSyracuse 67, Colgate 56Originally, this game seemed to be an easy win in between a tough Madison Square Garden trip and a road game at Ohio State, who’s now in the Top 25, the following week. But now, this comes in the middle of a crisis where Syracuse is searching for its identity and struggling both offensively and defensively. This is the perfect game, however, for the Orange to get back on track — and who knows, Frank Howard may make his season debut on Wednesday. It may not be a pretty win, but it’ll be one for the Orange nonetheless. Billy Heyen (3-1)Feeling 22Syracuse 75, Colgate 60AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse needs to find a way to get its offense and defense going. Against Colgate, the Orange should at least solve some offensive woes, as size and talent advantages exist all over the floor. I’ll be covering the game on my 22nd birthday, and if Syracuse doesn’t have a player score 22 points, that spells worry for the Orange. But regardless, as long as SU prevents the Raiders from making an obscene number of 3s, this should be a relatively easy move back into the win column for the Orange.Matthew Gutierrez (2-2)Back on track — somewhatSyracuse 68, Colgate 58This feels as though Colgate will hang around at halftime, maybe make the game close until midway through the second half. What we’ll learn most from this game is how much the rest and practice time benefited Syracuse. Maybe it didn’t. Either way, SU gets a week off before traveling to Ohio State, so whether SU benefited from several practices will show Wednesday night. The outcome will inform our thoughts on the kind of game next week in Columbus will be. Also: I wish all of our readers a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. last_img read more