14 July 2021 By Grace Namiji
Nigeria’s FIFA Woman Referee Patience Ndidi Madu has left the country for Tokyo Japan for the Olympic Games slated for next week to August 2021.
She left the country to join her colleagues from other confederations for the Games which includes two sets of Women referees, two for the Men referees plus two Men for the VAR to represent CAF at the Games tournament.
Patience Madu is an Elite A FIFA badge Referee who has handled important matches in the NPFL like the First Television match in the NPFL involving Akwa United and Dakada FC this season.
She also officiated the important Vandresser, Shooting Stars NNL match in the second tier men’s league.
She also led Women referees in the recently concluded NWFL Super 6 in Ijebu Ode where she officiated the opening and final matches in Ijebu Ode.
She officiated the Olympic qualifying match between Ghana and Liberia.
She was the fourth official for Cape Verde Mozambique for the men AFCON qualifier.
She officiated one of the group’s stage matches in the Men’s Confederation cup in Benin Republic.
She will be handling the U20 women World cup qualifying match between Benin and Niger involving all Nigerian delegates as officials later in the year.
She is the second Nigerian Referee to grace the Olympics.
Referee Madu also passed all the pre-Olympic Games physical fitness tests conducted on Wednesday 09 June 2021 by the Nigeria Football Federation in Abuja on behalf of FIFA.
Bola Abidoye was the first Nigerian woman Referee to officiate in the Olympic Games.