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FIFA To Decide Nigeria’s U-20 Women’s W/Cup Hosting Fate September 12

FIFA To Decide Nigeria’s U-20 Women’s W/Cup Hosting Fate September 12

Nigeria will on September 12 know the result of her bid to stage the 2020 U-20 Women’s World Cup when Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) formally announce the host nation, Completesports.com reports.

Sunday Dare, Nigeria’s Sports Minister, made this revelation in a Tweet after inspecting Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna.

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FIFA delegation recently visited Nigeria and inspected Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Agege Stadium, Lagos amongst other facilities being lined up for the championship.

FIFA had then vehemently opposed Kaduna as a possible host centre, citing security concerns despite NFF’s strong proposition for the North West city to be involved.

Though the FIFA inspection team left without undertaking an inspection of Ahmadu Bello Stadium, new minister for sports, Sunday Dare, on Tuesday inspected the stadium, revealing in his verified Twitter handle that the Kaduna stadium will meet FIFA’s requirements when they come back for to assess the facility built in 1964 and refurbished in 1998 ahead the FIFA U-20 men’s World Cup finals hosted by Nigeria in 1999.

The new Nigerian sports boss promised to work with relevant stakeholders like the NFF, to secure the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup hosting right.

“This Tuesday, I inspected the Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna built in 1964 ahead of the next inspection by FIFA for the U20 female World Cup to be hosted by Nigeria,” the new sports minister tweeted on his verified Twitter platform.

“Earlier, I paid a courtesy visit to Gov El-Rufai in his office. His plans for youth and sports development in Kaduna was in sync with the new direction we have embarked upon. Grassroot Focus. Talent Hunt. Facility upgrades.

“We will work assiduously with relevant stakeholders, especially the NFF to secure the FIFA hosting right for the U20 female World Cup to be decided on 12th September, 2019.”

By Sab Osuji

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  • Bomboy 3 years ago

    Kaduna is too close to Sambisa forest. And, by the way, FIFA knows the region of the country where the trouble makers are. Don’t you get that, Mr. Sports minister?

    You went ahead to do your own private inspection after FIFA left town. Maybe you will also approve the venue on your own and host the tournament there yourself. I don’t blame you sha. You have to please those who called out to join them to “Chop”.

  • They opposed Kaduna “VEHEMENTLY” as a possible choice and yet you want to shove the option down their throat. I thought this Dare of a guy will be better than Dalung but right from the start he is already telling us he is a figure head without a mind of his own. He is only there to do the bidding of his Ogas at the top. What is wrong with this country called Nigeria??? It will be a very dirty blow if we start trending on global news as terrorists again, not long after the whole world just labelled us as fraudsters.

  • Omo9ja 3 years ago

    All I can say today is,it won’t work and God won’t make it out because this people doesn’t feel the pains of Nigerians.

    Nigerians are dying everywhere and every day still, these callous people calling NFF wants to host the tournament. I’m crying for my Country.what a shame. God bless Nigeria!!!