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Falconets: Obaseki throws get open for fans

*Come, let’s cheer them to victory

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has thrown open the gates of the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium to citizens of his state who are expected to throng the arena for the first leg of the 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifier between the Nigeria and Tanzania on Saturday.

The decision of Governor Obaseki was guided by the desire to attract more supporters to the arena, to cheer the Super Falconets to victory in Benin City.

However, access to the State box and the State box Extension would be strictly by invitation.

The match scheduled for Saturday 16th September, will give the Super Falconets the opportunity to win comfortably and make the second leg a mere formality.

Nigeria finished as runners–up at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2010 and 2014. They also reached the quarter finals in 2004, 2006 and 2008. They got to the semi finals in 2012. The 9th FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup will be staged in four cities in France, 7th-26th August 2018.

The Tanzanian U-20 Women delegation flew into 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/Senegal in the second round coming up in November.

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Vincentia Enyonam Amedome from Togo as referee. 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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