India 2022: Flamingos foes, Egypt U-17 girls, Ivorian match officials arrive Abuja for Sunday’s clash

By Harry Awurumibe, Africa’s  No.1 Women’s Football Journalist


Egypt’s U-17 women’s football team delegation for Sunday’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup African qualifiers third round, first leg encounter with Nigeria’s Flamingos has arrived in Abuja.

Also, the Ivorian match officials appointed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for Sunday’s match have also arrived Nigeria.
The Egyptian delegation which  arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Thursday have settled down at Sheraton Hotel Abuja and will have a feel of the match venue on Friday.
However, the Flamingos, who bumped their last opponents from the Democratic Republic of Congo 8-0 on aggregate (3-0 in Kinshasa and 5-0 in Benin City) last month, will reach the final round of the qualifiers if they fly past their Egyptian counterparts.

Egypt U-17 women football team

Both teams clash at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Sunday, April 17 with the return leg to take place in Cairo on Friday, April 30.

The winner on aggregate will square up against   the winner of the fixture between Ethiopia and South Africa for a place at this year’s FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, which will be staged in India, 11th – 30th October.
Meanwhile, the match officials from Cote d’Ivoire appointed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for Sunday’s encounter are also in Nigeria, led by Natacha Gérardine Konan (Referee). The others are Lou Djenan Danielle Ta (assistant referee 1), Ndeko Edwige Appia (assistant referee 2) and Zomadre Sonia Kore (fourth official).
The Match Commissioner is Mervat Hussein Sadiq from Sudan.

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