World Cup Qualifiers: Edo Govt. Throws Gate Open
If you are a football fan resident in Benin City, there is free live football match on Saturday!!!
This comes as Nigeria's female U-20 team, the Falconets battle against their counterparts from Tanzania.
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has decided to throw open the gates of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium to supporters expected to throng the arena for the first leg of the 2018 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup Qualifier.
The decision was guided by the desire to attract more supporters to the arena, to cheer the Falconets to victory.
However, access to the State Box and the State Box Extension would be strictly by invitation.
The match scheduled for Saturday September 16, will give the Falconets' some opportunity to win comfortably and make the return leg a mere formality.
Nigeria finished as runners–up at the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup in 2010 and 2014, after reaching the quarter finals in 2004, 2006 and 2008.
In 2012, the Falconets flew to the semi finals.
The 9th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup will be staged in four cities in France, 7th – 26th August 2018.
The Tanzanian U20 Women delegation arrived in Abuja on Thursday and proceeded to Benin City the same day.
The second leg will take place in Dar es Salaam on 30th September, with the winner on aggregate to tackle the winner of the Morocco Vs Senegal game in November.
The Confederation of African Football has appointed Vincentia Enyonam Amedome from Togo as referee for Saturday’s match.
She will be assisted by compatriots Kossiwa Kpadenou (Assistant 1), Abra Sitsope Agbedanou (Assistant 2) and Aissata Ameyo Amegee (Fourth Official).
The match commissioner is Rochell Woodson from Liberia.
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