Edo bids to host Super Falconets’ U20 World Cup qualifier
The Edo State government has offered to host the Super Falconets’ World Cup qualifier as a precursor to the Nigeria Women’s League Super Four League, which has been shifted to October.
A statement by the women league body yesterday revealed that Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has already assured the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that the state was ready to rejuvenate sports in the state using women’s football as one of the avenues.
The U20 World Cup qualifier is now scheduled for September 16 against Tanzania and Women’s League Chairperson, Aisha Falode said she is excited about the development and feels that it further concretises the readiness of the Edo State government and the NFF to take the women’s game to the next level.
Edo FA Chairman, Frank Ilaboya yesterday revealed that the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City is already wearing a new look as the state awaits the arrival of the national U20 team in the city by Monday.
“All logistics are in place and I can assure you that working with the Women’s League and the NFF the Governor has already declared an “Operation Crush Tanzania in Benin City,” he said.
Meanwhile, the NWFL board has announced October 9 to 14 as the new date for the competition, which will feature Bayelsa Queens, Delta Queens, Nasarawa Amazons and titleholders, Rivers Angels. The teams are expected to arrive in Benin City on October 7 and use the time in between to train prior to the commencement of matches on October 9.