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Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by ChangeIsCostant: 4:57pm On May 22, 2018
A female Nigerian referee, Ruth Okafor has been hailed both online and offline for saving a player's life during a football game. The referee from Lagos, Ruth Okafor saved the life of a player, Jennifer Osawaru, in the Nigeria Women Premier League Week 6 encounter between Sure Babes FC of Ilorin and Edo Queens of Benin City, in a match played at the Kwara Sports Complex, Ilorin.

Nigerian Referee Ruth Okafor saves player's life during NWPL match

As a way to appreciate her effort, she was rewarded with a cash of N50,000 by the vice president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, for her quick action and bravery.

Edo Queens player, Jennifer Osawaru, was hit by the ball and went unconscious and it was visibly down to Referee Ruth to act, she quickly kept Jennifer warm and kept her in the recovery position, while directing other frightened players away from the distressed scene.

The 28 year old referee from Lagos will also be recognised with a Special Award for Courage/Fair play by the organisers of the “Naija Women Football League Awards.”

The NFF Vice President said he was impressed with Ruth’s bravery and thought there was a need to reward her, so she can do more and be better with her job.

Source; https://www.nationalhelm.co/2018/05/nigerian-referee-ruth-okafor-saves-players-life-during-nwpl-match.html

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Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by hadjipapiey(m): 5:01pm On May 22, 2018
Incredible..
And so she transitioned sorry , I mean transmissioned the into medic grin

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Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by BankeSmalls(f): 5:05pm On May 22, 2018
Ruth Okafor from Lagos state grin

Some Afonjas may not like this, some will go to bed on empty stomach. grin

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Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by Yeligray(m): 5:06pm On May 22, 2018
He won't.. They only award evil deeds

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Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by SamuelAnyawu(m): 5:12pm On May 22, 2018
Ruth Okafor my Umuoye, Imerienwe, Ngor-Okpala in Imo State sister saving lives since 1900 grin

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Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by wahles(m): 5:30pm On May 22, 2018
Ok! Praises was asked, praises I shall give. Welldone madam
Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by ShyCypher(m): 5:33pm On May 22, 2018
Twenty Eight years old and already looks like my mother. shocked shocked

This here is an Evenin' Newspaper.

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Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by 3Dee(m): 5:36pm On May 22, 2018
I'm so angry now, why would they say the referee is 28 years old. angryangry

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Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by Nobody: 5:37pm On May 22, 2018
Ruth Okafor.....from lagos state...
is yoruba this desperate.......on Igbo identity......

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Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by datfreshdoc(m): 6:41pm On May 22, 2018
She deserves some accolades

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Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by hoygift: 7:02pm On May 22, 2018
That one wey the talk say so this happens in our women premier league and no journalist talks about it, EM the watch Nigeria Women Premier league?

Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by kolawoleibukun: 7:02pm On May 22, 2018
thank God oh.
I love the referee and females players
Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by Echatbook: 7:02pm On May 22, 2018
Nice job
Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by Yewandequeen(f): 7:02pm On May 22, 2018
Accolades baby

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Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by alongedana(m): 7:03pm On May 22, 2018
good females we need in Nigeria.... Kudos
Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by sigiyaya(m): 7:04pm On May 22, 2018
How would Nigeria be without the Igbos


They are just every where smiley smiley smiley

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Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by hoygift: 7:04pm On May 22, 2018
That one wey the talk say so this happens in our women premier league and no journalist talks about it, EM the watch Nigeria Women Premier league?

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Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by Amarabae(f): 7:06pm On May 22, 2018
Kudos to her
Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by jenyna: 7:06pm On May 22, 2018
That's a good one cool
Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by momodub: 7:06pm On May 22, 2018
Where are the medics
Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by Felixalex(m): 7:06pm On May 22, 2018
Commendable....


But, why are the medical staff? Not even First aid personnel... Well the man behind d ref looks like a red Cross person.. But e be like say ref sabi d work pass am.

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Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by enemyofprogress: 7:07pm On May 22, 2018
Omo see the referee laps. kiss kiss
Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by Uyi168(m): 7:07pm On May 22, 2018
hadjipapiey:
Incredible..
And so she transitioned sorry , I mean transmissioned the into medic grin
..stale already

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Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by Realhommie(m): 7:08pm On May 22, 2018
ShyCypher:
Twenty Eight years old and already looks like my mother. shocked shocked

This here is an Evenin' Newspaper.
She's definitely over 28, she looks like she's in her mid to late 30's..
Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by Ladyhippolyta88(f): 7:08pm On May 22, 2018
BankeSmalls:
Ruth Okafor from Lagos state grin

Some Afonjas may not like this, some will go to bed on empty stomach. grin
Your tribalistic comments are getting annoying day in day out.

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Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by Hades2016(m): 7:11pm On May 22, 2018
LochOtieno:
Ruth Okafor.....from lagos state...

is yoruba this desperate.......on Igbo identity......
oga calm down ok
Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by sirgalahad26(m): 7:11pm On May 22, 2018
first aid lessons put to good use!
Re: Ruth Okafor: Referee Saves Player's Life During Football Match. Photos by Hayyan22: 7:11pm On May 22, 2018
Well done sis for being Nigerian first

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