FIFA officials have arrived in Nigeria with the original FIFA Women’s World Cup for a trophy tour from Thursday, 11th April 2019 in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Acting President of the NFF, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi received the officials in company with Ademola Olajire (Director of Communications), Sunday Okayi (Assistant Director, Competitions), Ruth David (Head of Women’s Football), Emmanuel Adesanya (Competitions) and other Federation officials.
FIFA’S Nicole Fisch (women’s football project), Sarai Bareman (chief women’s football officer) and Vanessa Marques ( marketing project) arrived in the country for the tour.
The Women’s World Cup trophy is on a tour of all 24 countries that qualified for the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals taking place in nine cities in France, from 7th June to 7th July this year.
African champions Nigeria, Cameroon and South Africa will represent Africa at the championship, with Nigeria the only African country to have taken part in all editions of the competition to date, and one of only seven countries worldwide with that special stripe.
The trophy will be received during a welcome ceremony at the Conference Room of the Sports Minister at the National Stadium, Abuja on Thursday morning, before the train moves to the Transcorp Hilton Hotel for video documentaries, and photo sessions.
Some players of the Super Falcons, who returned from a two-match tour of Spain on Tuesday afternoon, pupils from some schools in Abuja, the media representatives and other stakeholders will also be part of the event.