By Ijeoma Okigbo
Abuja – Nigeria’s Under 20 female team, Falconets have arrived in Benin on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s 2018 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying match against Tanzania.
According to a statement on NFF website on Tuesday, Chris Danjuma, coach of the team led the players and other officials from Abuja this morning to the ancient city.
Danjuma has been working with the ladies for the past three weeks in Abuja, and he expects his girls to go all out for a handsome win.
The Tanzanian delegation is expected to fly into Abuja on Thursday and proceed to Benin City same day.
The second leg will take place in Dar es Salaam on Sept. 30 September, with the winner, on aggregate, to tackle the winner of the Morocco/Senegal clash in the second round in November.
The two –time World Cup silver medalists are expected to continue training to perfect preparation for Saturday’s encounter against the East Africans at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium.
Also, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Vincentia Enyonam Amedome from Togo as referee for the match.
She will be assisted by compatriots Kossiwa Kpadenou (Assistant 1), Abra Sitsope Agbedanou (Assistant 2) and Aissata Ameyo Amegee (Fourth Official) while the match commissioner is Rochell Woodson from Liberia.
The 9th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup will be staged in four cities in France from Aug. 7 to Aug. 26 2018. (NAN)
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