Azeez Promises Better Efforts As Referees’ President

Nigeria Referees Association (NRA) president, Otunba Tade Azeez has conceded that his re-election on Saturday is a charge for him to work even harder in his new tenure, as he does not want to disappoint the arbiters that put their trust in him.

Azeez reckoned that the election in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State is a clear signal for him to step up his efforts and he wants to go all out to consolidate on the gains he made in the previous term.

Azeez retained his position for another four years, after he was returned unopposed in Saturday’s quadrennial delegates conference of the NRA.

He stated: “It means much work because so much is expected of me, they believe in me and I must not fail them. I must be on my toes and also discharge my duties effectively.

“I must be proactive to situations because it is a challenge and not an honour to win a second term without any opponent.

“We are consolidating on the gains of the first term because we have brought the use into Fifa referees then we have to see them through the odds and show that they get to the World Cup.

“It is not enough to put them there and leave them, we have so much to do and put them in the limelight.”

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