Top Nigerian Referee Dies In Auto Crash

 

BY ABAYOMI JOHNSON

Nigeria Professional Football League referee Musa Shehu Jauro on Niger State has lost his life in an auto crash, leaving the Nigeria Referee Association and entire Nigerian football fraternity in a mourning mood.

According the Secretary-General, Nigeria Club Owners Association Alloy Chukwuemeka, the accident occurred on the Kaduna – Abuja expressway on Saturday.

Until his death, Shehu was one of the listed elite referees officiating in the NPFL and has severally served as centre referee since he became a a referee in the Nigerian elite division.

National Publicity Secretary of the NRA Kelechi Mejuobi in a statement on Sunday said the deceased was noted for his perfect control of matches, steadfastness, fairness and firmness.

He added that he was one of the courageous arbiters the Nigeria Referees Association, and that his demise has created a big vacuum as the Association will miss his rare qualities.

The NRA President, Tade Azeez, who is shocked by the sad news, has on behalf of the referee’s body sent words of sympathy to the family and Niger State Council for the unfortunate incident.

The NRA prays for the repose of the soul of the late Musa Shehu Mauro and the wishes his enlarged family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.