PICTURE: LATE MUSTAPHA
Thunderstorm allegedly killed Nigerian Referees during local football match in Niger
By Abdulgafar Oladimeji
A Nigerian referee, Mustapha Mohammed Bello has died during a local football, match in Niger state, north Central Nigeria, Nigeria Referees Association, NRA officials have confirmed.
It was gathered that the deceased referee is badge and officiates in the Nigeria National League, NNL category.
The statement signed by NRA Niger state council said “ NRA family regrets to announce the death of Mustapha Mohammed Bello, NNL Referees from Niger State (Football) Referees’ Council.
The statement, which was signed by Umar Mohammed, Chairman, Mohammed She, Secretary Niger State Football Referees’ Council. .said “Mustapha died this afternoon while officiating a football match at Suleja through Thunderstorm ⛈️.
“May the Almighty Allah grant his soul eternal rest..He will be buried in accordance with Islamic Rights.”