Training Tour: Falconets Depart For Austria ...Match Officials Arrive For Flying Eagles Game Against Mauritania

The National Under - 20 female team, the Falconets will depart the country on Friday aboard Air France for Austria for  a two - week training tour ahead of the FIFA Under-20 women World Cup in France.

This was made known in a statement made available by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Mr. Victor Iroele.  He added that the team will depart Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 11pm to arrive the Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris in the early hours of July 21,before departing for Munich, Germany from where they will heard to Austria. 

The team, which has been in camp in Abuja, is expected to fine- tune their preparations for the Under-20 women World Cup in Austria by playing some friendly matches with some local teams.

The Christopher Danjuma tutored side will travel with 25 players, while four of them will be dropped after the camping exercise in Austria, before the team departs for France, venue of the championship.

The Falconets will depart Austria for France, venue of the Under-20 women world Cup on August 2, for the championship, which begins on August 5 through 24.

Nigeria has had an impressive record at the championship finishing second twice in 2010 in Germany losing to the host 0-2 and 2014 in Canada again to Germany 0-1 and fourth in 2012 in Japan, when we lost to Japan 1-2, but failed to make it beyond the group stage in 2016 in Papau New Guinea.

The Falconets have taken part in all editions of the championships which began in 2002 in Canada and remain the most successful national women's team at the global stage. 

...Match Officials Arrive For Flying Eagles Game Against Mauritania

The Match Commissioner for this weekend's African Under-20 Nations Cup, Sallieu Kamara from Sierra Leone will arrive the country today, Wednesday by 3pm aboard Air Sky.

The Centre referee, Mahmoud El Banna from Egypt and his compatriots will arrive tomorrow, Thursday aboard Egypt Air. 

The Assist referee, AR1 is Ahmed Taha Hossa, the AR2 is Hany Elsnadidy, and the fourth official is Ahmed Elghandour. 

The Mauritania 31-man contingent arrived the country early hours of today, Wednesday aboard Air Maroc and are staying at Citiheight Hotel, Ikeja.

The Flying Eagles returned to the country last Sunday after playing out one-all draw with the Mauritanians last Saturday, and need just a goalless draw to qualify for the championship holding in Niger Republic.

The match comes up on Saturday at Agege Township Stadium, Lagos.

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