Women’s World Cup lands in Abuja
Women’s World Cup lands in Abuja. The FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy will arrive in Abuja on Thursday, the Nigeria Football Federation has said in a statement. World football-governing body, FIFA, informed the NFF that former Nigeria striker, Osaze Odemwingie, who is one of the FIFA Legends for this year’s Women’s World Cup in France, will arrive Nigeria on Wednesday morning, with three other FIFA officials due in the country hours later. Nicole Fisch (lead for women’s football project), SaraiBareman (chief women’s football officer) and Vanessa Marques (lead for marketing project) are the FIFA officials expected on Wednesday.
After a special welcome at the Office of the Minister of Youth and Sports on Thursday morning, the FIFA team alongside ministry and NFF officials will move to the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja for the display of the trophy, for which the best 24 women national teams in the world will battle in nine cities in France from June 7 to July 7.
At the Transcorp Hilton, there will be a video documentary on the evolution of women football in Nigeria, an address by the NFF president and FIFA’s perspective on women football, before individuals will have opportunities to take photos with the trophy.
Acting President of the NFF, Seyi Akinwunmi; Chairman of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode; NFF officials and directors in the sports ministry are expected at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel.