Obaseki receives Falconets Tuesday, Ilaboya, Falode excited
The Nigeria Football Federation has made a slight adjustment on the detail scheduling for the Nigeria U20 Women’s football team. The Falconets will now arrive in Benin City on Tuesday (today) for this weekend’s World Cup qualifier against Tanzania.
The players were to land in Benin City on Monday, with the Governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki along with his deputy, Comrade Philip Shuaibu, planning a surprise visit to pump up the team ahead the game.
However, the change in the movement of the team from Monday to Tuesday has also altered plans of the Edo State Government, which is bankrolling the World Cup qualifier and the Nigeria Women’s League also to be hosted in Benin.
Edo FA Chairman, Frank Ilaboya, told our correspondent that all necessary arrangements have been put in place to not only play a good host to the team but ensure that they win and win handsomely.
He said, “Everything needed to keep the team in good stead has been put in place, as the Governor and his deputy are directly in charge because we are talking of a national team. On our part as the FA, we will do our best to assist our parent body the NFF.”
Chairperson of the Nigeria Professional Women’s League, Aisha Falode, also assured Nigerians that she will be on ground on time to ensure the ladies get all required support to do well.
“As a daughter of the soil, I know what it takes to help the girls navigate their way through this qualifier. We know there are no longer small teams in football globally, and so we are all on our toes to make everything work well.”