Meet Nigeria’s youngest FIFA badged referee Quadri Adebimpe picked for World Cup qualifiers

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World football –ruling body, FIFA has appointed Nigerian officials led by Nigeria’s youngest FIFA badged referee Quadri Adebimpe to superintend over the 2022 FIFA World Cup preliminary qualifying match between Gambia and Angola scheduled for Bakau on Friday, 6th September 2019.

The match, scheduled for the Independence Stadium in the city of Bakau, will also see Nigerians Celestine Igudia (assistant referee 1), Samuel Pwadutakam (assistant referee 2) and Abdullahi Shuaibu (fourth official) in action.

Rashid Sanusie from Sierra Leone will serve as the referee assessor while Liberian Andy Quamie will be match commissioner.

24-year old Adebimpe is a member of the Lagos Referees Association. He’s sanctioned by world football body, FIFA, and officiates continental matches.

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In December, 2015, the young referee received his new FIFA badge in an event that had former Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, in attendance.

According to FIFA, he went international as a referee in 2016.

Adebimpe Quadri already has some Nigeria Professional Football  League (NPFL) games under his belt and occasionally officiates in continental matches.


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