Falconets’ Captain To Attend FIFA Programme In Russia


Nigeria’s youth female national team, Falconets’ captain, Oluwafemi Famuditi will arrive in Moscow, Russia on Tuesday ahead of the FIFA Leadership Development Programme billed for Wednesday and Thursday.

Famuditi is scheduled to make the trip alongside Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) head of women department, Ruth David and a female referee, Olufunmilayo Alaba for the event that will be staged under the theme ‘Captains of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow.’

Organisers said the programme aims to bring together 16 captains of all teams that have qualified for the 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup from 6 to 24 August in France.

The two-day event aims to equip young ladies with additional skills to support them in their challenging roles as leaders on the pitch, and to educate them of what possibilities lie ahead beyond their on-field careers.

All participants will also have the opportunity of watching the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E match between Brazil and Serbia at Spartak Moscow Stadium on Wednesday.

FIFA requested for a referee from each of its continental bodies, and Confederation of African Football (CAF) nominated Nigeria’s Alaba for the programme.

On her part, David’s role is to serve as mentor to the Falconets’ captain before, during and after the programme.


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