Nigerian referees have been excluded from the roster of officials designated to officiate at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Nigerian arbiters have struggled to gain recognition from CAF and the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) in recent years.
The trend will continue as none of them will be present at Cote d’Ivoire 2023.
Among the 19 nationalities selected by CAF, Egypt and Morocco have three representatives each.
Algeria, Gabon and Mauritania have two each.
The 2023 AFCON finals will run from January 13 to February 11, 2024.
The Super Eagles are drawn in Group A with hosts Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau.