Burkinabe girls under the age of 17 receive flamingos on neutral territory

Dominican Republic 2024: Burkinabe girls under 17 receive flamingos on neutral ground

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Nigeria’s Under-17 women’s football team, the Flamingos, will play their away match against their Burkinabe counterparts in the 2024 Under-17 Women’s World Cup qualifier at a neutral venue in Bamako, Mali.

This was stated in the statement of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) on Friday.

The world football organization emphasized that the Burkinabes cannot play in Ouagadougou due to the poor condition of their home venue.

This decision saw the Burkinabes choose the Malian capital, where they will host the Flamingos on May 11 from 4:00 PM Mali time and 5:00 PM Nigeria time.

The second leg will take place at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on May 18 from 4:30 PM (Nigerian time).

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Burundi’s Suavis Iratunga as referee for the match scheduled to take place at the stadium on March 26.

Her compatriots Fides Bangurambona, Alida Iradukunda and Joselyne Nsabimana as assistant 1, assistant 2 and fourth official respectively.

Oumou Souleyman Kane of Mauritania will be commissioner, while Aya Irene Ahoua of Ivory Coast will be the referee evaluator.

The second leg in Abuja will have Aline Umutoni of Rwanda as referee, with her compatriots Alice Umutesi and Sandrine Usenga as assistant 1 and assistant 2 respectively.

Ethiopia’s Raya Sisay will be the fourth official, with Naa Odofoley Nortey as commissioner and Senegalese Fatou Gaye as referee evaluator.

The Flamingos delegation to Bamako will leave Abuja for Bamako on Wednesday for the meeting.

The 2024 FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup will take place from October 16 to November 3 in the Dominican Republic.

It will be the first time that the Dominican Republic will host a FIFA tournament.