The Federation of International Football Association FIFA has released the list of Technical Advisers and Instructors for the 2012-2013 football season and six Nigerians are favoured.
In the list made available by Jerome Valcke, General Secretary of FIFA and dated February 20, 2012, members so appointed and re-appointed were congratulated for the recognition in the service of African football.
Linus Mba tops the list as Technical Advisor refereeing. Others are Okayi Sunday who is instructor coaching on Beach Soccer.
Also retained despite speculations to the contrary given the minor rift she had last year, is the immediate past head coach of the Falcons, Eucharia Uche who is FIFA instructor Coaching for Women Football. Habuba Suleimanu, CAF Communications Director and Collin Udoh, Editor Kick Off Nigeria are retained as instructors on communication.
A new addition in the list is Florence Omagbemi who has been appointed instructor coaching on Women football.
When contacted Mr Mba gave thanks to God for the recognition and promised to work tiredlessly towards the development of refereeing world wide starting from his mother land Nigeria.