FIFA inspection team arrives Nigeria on Monday ahead of U-20 Women’s World Cup

A five-man inspection team from FIFA will arrive Lagos on Monday for a four-day inspection of facilities and equipment that Nigeria has put forward to host the U20 Women’s World Cup in 2020.

This was in a statement by the Head, Nigeria Football Federation Communications Department, Ademola Olajire.

The officials Christopher Exley, Sara Jane Booth, Kliment Taseski, Rhiannon Ceirwen Martin and Heyral Kaj Jurgen will arrive at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Monday evening.

They would be received by Amaju Pinnick, President of NFF, first Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi and General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi.

Also, NFF Executive Committee member and Chairman of the Nigeria Women Football League Aisha Falode and top officials of the Lagos State Sports Commission led by the Executive Chairman, Kweku Tandoh will receive the FIFA team.

Nigeria has put forward the cities of Lagos, Benin, Asaba and Uyo for the hosting of the 16 nations finals.

The inspection team will begin work in Lagos on Tuesday, with visits to the Onikan Stadium, St. Nicholas Hospital and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.

They will also inspect the Teslim Balogun Stadium, National Stadium Legacy Pitch, Eagle Club, Campos Square and the University of Lagos Sports Centre as training sites, before a courtesy call on Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The team will thereafter, fly to Benin City same day to inspect facilities at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium for match venue while Western Boys College and University of Benin Sports Centre would be used as training sites.

The Edo Specialist Hospital and the University of Benin Teaching Hospital would serve as referral hospitals.

The contingent will check out the facilities in Asaba and Uyo on Wednesday.

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