Nigerian ref to officiate at FIFA World Cup

Posted: 20 July 2011 Time: 08:31 pm

World football-governing body, FIFA has appointed Nigerian Jelili Ogunmuyiwa as one of three African referees to take charge of proceedings at this year's FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Ravenna, Italy. 

Ogunmuyiwa, 32, will join Said Hachim from Madagascar and Louis David Adolphe from Mauritius as the only African arbiters at the tournament billed for 1st – 11th September, 2011.   There are a total of 24 referees selected to handle proceedings at this year's FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, with four coming from Asia, three from Central America, five from South America, one from Oceania and eight from Europe.   THE FULL LIST: Yousef Ebrahim Almansory (United Arab Emirates), Suhaimi Mat Hassan (Malaysia), Suwat Wongsuwan (Thailand), Tasuku Onodera (Japan), Louis David Adolphe (Mauritius), Said Hachim (Madagascar), Jelili Ogunmuyiwa (Nigeria), Oscar Manuel Arosemena (Panama), Miguel Enrique Lopez (Guatemala), Oscar Alejandro Velasquez (Slv), Javier Bentancor (Uruguay), Jose Cortez Ortiz (Ecuador), Rene De La Rosa (Chile), Ivo De Moraes (Brazil), Juan Rodriguez (Argentina), Hugo Pado (Solomon Islands), Serdar Akcer (Turkey), Alexander Berezkin (Russia), Ruben Eiriz Mata (Spain), Michael Medina (The Netherlands), Istvan Meszaros (Hungary), Roberto Pungitore (Italy), Tomasz Winiarczyk (Poland), Christian Zimmermann (Switzerland).   

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posted: 10:50 pm
Good news. Muyiwa go and make us proud.
Baba Dudu
posted: 10:51 pm
Mr. Jelili Ogunmuyiwa,

Project the name of our country well. Officiate with boldness and without fear or favor. The credibility of other Nigerian referees at home rests on your shoulder so please make them proud so as to create a path for them.

God bless
posted: 11:22 am
@Mega Million, i am not that childish to brag about my person or wealth, God gives and he is the only one you can trust for its sustenance.But be that as it may, YOU cant qualify to be my driver..yes you cant because you are intellectually deprived.I made my money in Nigeria and proudly so, i have seven companies with total employment capacity of over 250 personnel.I gave back to NIGERIA that made me what i am to day, a country with great opportunities but mayopic to low life like you.I have been to twenty two countries around the world in my last count, including you so called f..king USA, i have seen it all in my 39 yrs of age.I only travel out of my belove country Nigeria when the need arises for such, such business visits etc.And through my visits , i keep wondering why someone can leave this great country of opportunities to go and save a white man for pea nuts?!!.So my brother , the economical point of view is that many of your eels are coming back to Nigeria to establish themselves, and they doing great, especially the south western folks!!.Stop bragging about cos you can never be one, come back and give back to your people and i can assure you that Nigeria will be bigger and greater than your America in the nearest future!!.
posted: 01:34 pm
Let us Ref in important tournament like FIFA world cup(not only beach), Nations cup etc.
posted: 01:42 pm
Funny...I was even thinking it's the U20 world cup we are talking about here. But all the same, let's start somewhere, someday we will get there.

Why do some people carry their issues from other stories to new stories. It doesn't make sense.
posted: 01:49 pm
Funny...I was even thinking it's the U20 world cup we are talking about here. But all the same, let's start somewhere, someday we will get there.

Why do some people carry their issues from other stories to new stories. It doesn't make sense.
posted: 01:56 pm
I hope Jelili turns into another Linus Mba for us.
posted: 07:37 pm
I thought it was the U- 20 world cup. All the same its a step in the right direction. Keep it up mr. Jelad
posted: 02:05 am
my congratulations go to jelili. My advise for him is that he should put up a good name for nigerian referees so that we shall be represented at greater FIFA competitions. It was a thing to be ashamed of when the FIFA world cup was brought to africa and there was no nigerian official named. Patriots like jelili can give us a good image
Mega Million
posted: 02:18 am
@Steve,Scientists tell us there is not a cell in our bodies that is more than twelve months old.At every moment a process of reconstruction is taking place by a law of perpetual renewal.We have two or three pairs of lungs each year,and the same is true of the brain but i dont think,this law of perpetual renewal is getting to your brain.According to what you are vomiting,if you dont come to oversea,your business might callapse.You are against people overseas but you have been to 32 countries.Just imagine the kind of small brain you have.You have a company with 250 workers,what a low life liar,even Nigerian Breweries or Paterson Zochonis Industries(P.Z)dont even have 250 workers,let alone an individual.I think by now people in this forum have seen the kind of individual on this site.

250 Personnel,then why dont you develope a feeling for the human enterprise instead of egoism and competitiveness?Next time try to put your lies in order and also try to be matured because,maturity is in flexibility and adaptability rather than an awkward stubborn liar like you.

Mega Million NDa House

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