Meet The Youngest Football Referee in Nigeria; He’s Only 24!!!

Youngest Football Referee in Nigeri, Quadri Adebimpe
Referee Adebimpe with Sound City VJ Adams

Meet The Youngest Football Referee in Nigeria; He’s Only 24!!!


Are you one of those who believes you can’t possibly be anything good in your early twenties? Does your parent ask, “Look at Tom, does he have two heads?” when referring to your peers who are doing well while you are still been chased around the neighborhood to be of good behavior.


And now, with Nigeria’s youngest referee, 24-year-old Quadri Ololade Adebimpe, you must hide this news away from your parents. You’d be lucky if your parents are the ones who are not yet internet savvy, else they’d see the news on Facebook with the speed of light the next time they log on there. Just go into hiding Lol.

Adebimpe is a bonafide member of the Lagos Referees Association. He’s been authorized by the World Football body, FIFA, and is now set to officiate continental matches. According to Complete Sports Nigeria, CAF has appointed him to be one of two Nigerian referees set to officiate the First Round, Second Leg game between AS FAN of Niger Republic and AS de Tanda of Cote d’Ivoire in Niamey come February 18.

Youngest Football Referee in Nigeri, Quadri Adebimpe
Adebimpe receiving a gift from Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung

In December 2015, the young referee received his new FIFA badge in an event that had Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, in attendance. According to FIFA, he went international as a referee in 2016.

Good luck to the youngest referee in Nigeria. You might want to save his name as your new role model! Haha!


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