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5 NIGERIANS LISTED TO ORGANIZE MAIDEN CAF WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS

Five Nigerian officials from Nigeria have been shortlisted to play important roles in the organization of the qualifying tournament for the maiden edition of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Women’s Champions League Competition slated for Cote d’Ivoire from 15th to 30th July 2021.

First on the list is Nigerian Football Federations’ Acting Director of Competitions, Ruth David. She is to serve as one of the match commissioners in the tournament slated for Cote d’Ivoire. Ruth will be joined by 4 other Nigerian Women in the organizing of the qualifiers tournament. They include Felicia Okwugba, who is to act as a technical instructor, Yemisi Akintoye as a referee, Friday Mfon as an assistant referee, and Promise Uwaeme an information technology official.

CAF Women’s Qualifiers set to begin

Six teams from Nigeria will participate in the championship, including the winners of the Super 6 Tournament, Rivers Angels, which is held in Ijebu-Ode. Others are Association Sportive de la Police de Niamey, from Niger Republic, Onze Sours de Gagnoa, from Cote d’Ivoire, Hasaacas Ladies Football Club from Ghana, Amis du Monde Football Club from Togo and Union Sportive Forces Armees, from Burkina Faso.

The inaugural edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League competition will be held in Egypt in July 2021. The tournament will involve the top women’s club teams of Africa.

Story: Abdul Dauda

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