Nigeria have emerged as favourites to host the first FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Africa, according to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Back in August, a Fifa inspection team led by Heyral Kaj Jurgen, inspected facilities across the West African nation in the proposed cities of Lagos, Benin City, Asaba and Uyo.
No Fifa Women’s World Cup has been staged in Africa and Nigeria’s football authority (NFF) remains the only body from the continent keen to stage the event scheduled for July.
“We’ve received words from Fifa about areas we need to improve on to win the race to host in 2020,” a top official of the NFF said.
“There’s a strong assurance that we are now favourites to host and we have a few months to make it happen.”
The Nigeria women’s national under-20 football team, nicknamed the Falconets, represents Nigeria in international youth women’s football competitions. Its primary role is the development of players in preparation for the senior women’s national team. The team competes in a variety of competitions, including the biennial FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and African U-20 Cup of Nations for Women, which is the top competitions for this age group.