The U-20 Nigeria female team dubbed the Falconets, arrived in the country yesterday to lock horns with U-20 Lone Star –Lady Starlets – in the first leg of the 2016 Fifa U-20 Women’s World Cup billed for Papua New Guinea.
The game is scheduled on Sunday, July 12, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium at 4:00pm.
The head coach of the Falconets, Peter Dedevbo is here with a 27-person delegation with 18 players and nine officials.
CAF has appointed Madam Aissatou Keita of Guinea as center referee.
Compatriots Fantagbe Kaba, Manty Keita and Isatou Touray will assist as assistant referee #2, assistant referee 3 and reserve referee respectively. The match commissioner is Fatou Camara from Mali.
The U-20 Lone Star moved to camp on Wednesday in preparation of the Sunday’s clash.
Reports say the girls are in high spirit for the match even though they have frowned over late preparation.
Former Lone Star and Arsenal striker, Christopher Wreh, is serving as head coach. His assistants are former Lone Star and international players Oliver Markor, Jonah Sawiah and George Gebro.
The female Lone Star has never played any national or international game since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) in March 2014 – the players have also not played any domestic game since last year.