Nigeria will play their first leg match in the second round of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in the Cameroonian city of Douala, against their counterparts from the Central African Republic.
Due to the lack of an authorised stadium for international matches in Bangui or any other city in their nation, Central Africans have been living in Douala for a considerable amount of time.
November 2021 saw the Super Eagles play a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Douala, a match that the Eagles won 2-0.
The game, which is already set for Sunday, February 4th, will take place in Douala’s Stade de la Reunification and start at 3 p.m. Cameroonian time.
The Nigerian Flamingos, who defeated Germany in a penalty shootout to win the bronze medals in the most recent FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup hosted by India, have competed in every FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup final except for the 2018 championships in Uruguay.
Emna Ajbouni, a Tunisian official, has already been named referee by the Confederation of African Football.
Her countrymen Khouloud Amri, Ameni Hammemi, and Asma Chouchane have been named assistant 1, assistant 2, and fourth official, respectively.
Chadian Eugenie Mbainaye will act as the commissioner.
Zakia El Grini, a Moroccan official, will serve as referee for the return leg in Nigeria.
Her fellow countrymen Ihsane Ennouajeli Nouajli, Karima Khadiri, and Sabah Sadir will serve as assistant 1, assistant 2, and fourth official, respectively.
Ghana’s Naa Odofoley Nortey will serve as the commissioner.
On Saturday, February 10, 2024, the second leg will be played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.