By Rachael Ugiagbe
A 26-man Namibia delegation arrived in Abuja, Nigeria in the early hours of Thursday morning ahead of Saturday’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifier against Nigeria.
The delegation, led by Mr. Timotheus Tjongarero are accommodated at the Chida Hotel in the Federal Capital Territory.
The Baby Gladiators had their first training session at the training pitch of the National Stadium on Thursday evening and will continue with their preparations with another training session on Friday evening at the Main Bowl of the stadium.
The qualifier, which is the first leg second round of the African qualifiers for the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan, would be played on Saturday, January 9, with the return leg billed for January 22 in Windhoek.
Meanwhile, Africa’s football governing body, CAF has appointed Moroccans officials for this weekend FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Namibia in Abuja.
Lamyaa Lourarhi will serve as the match referee alongside his compatriots Karima Khadiri [assistant referee 1], Zahra Jalal [assistant referee 2], and Bouchra Karboubi [reserve referee].
Florence Marie Aimee Biagui from Senegal, will serve in the capacity of the match commissioner.