Nigerian whistle men and their assistants were completely missing as FIFA released list of referees and assistants that will take charge at the FIFA under 20 world cup which kicks off May 23 in Poland.
A check on the list released by the world soccer ruling body indicates that 27 referees and 42 assistants will be on parade another 21 Video Assistant Referees (VARs) were also appointed for the tournament in which Flying Eagles will be hoping to rise to the occasion and surpass their Quarterfinal best outing.
The appointed officials are expected to undergo some course ahead of the tournament considered by FIFA as one of the most important tournaments in its calendar.
In another development, Nigerian forward, Bobby Adekanye, has disclosed that he rejected signing a three-year deal with Premier League giant, Liverpool.
The 20-year-old said he rejected signing the deal after he was left out of Jurgen Klopp’s first team pre-season tour of the United States.
He also said that he will leave Liverpool at the end of the 2018-19 season when his current contract with the Anfield club expires.