Cross River State government has constituted a local organising committee for hosting the 2018 Women’s AFCON qualifier between the Super Falcons and Gambia, as well as that of the Flying Eagles’ second leg U-20 AFCON qualifier versus Guinea Bissau.
The matches are slated for U.J Esuene Stadium in Calabar on May 19 and June 12 respectively, for which a 20-member LOC was inaugurated by the sports commissioner, Comrade Okang Asu.
During the inauguration, Asu declared that the members are expected to put modalities in place to ensure that both matches are hosted without hitches.
Asu also enjoined the LOC to sustain positive legacies of their predecessors by ensuring that the state and Calabar re-enact their history of successful hosting national events.
He said: “When Calabar was chosen as the host of these two matches, Governor Ayade directed me to put in place a machinery that would justify the essence of the choice by adopting strategic stakeholders such as these personalities seated here to execute the onerous task.
“It is therefore my fervent hope that you will not renege in this call to service to deliver that expectation most especially that we have done it before and by the grace of God will do it again.”