Nigeria overdue to host FIFA Women’s World Cup – Mabo


Nigeria has come a long way in Women’s football dominating on the continent, producing top talents and importantly contributing to the growth and spread of the game.

Should FIFA need any reason why the Country deserves the hosting rights for the 2020 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, there it is.


The inspection 5-man team from FIFA are expected to touchdown Lagos on Monday from whence they’ll commence their assessment of facilities proposed for next year’s tournament.


While nothing is cast yet, former Super Falcons Head Coach and women’s football custodian Ismaila Mabo believes the chance to host a major women’s tournament is long overdue.


Mabo says Nigeria has come a long way in women football and despite the continued struggles to help to reach full potential, there are many positives to celebrate.


“It’s my believe that we have come a long way as far as women football progress is concerned.


“The only thing is, that, the present board of the NFF might not been given attention to the women club football, but it is my believe that we are ripe enough to host the U20 women world cup, that is how I see it,” Mabo told


Next year’s tournament will be the 10th edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, the biennial international women’s youth football championship is contested by the under-20 national teams.


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