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).