Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo has charged the national U-20 women football team to ensure they secure victory on Saturday to qualify for the 2018 FIFA Women’s World Cup, AOIFootball.com reports
Obaseki, represented by his deputy, Philip Shaibu, said on Monday in Benin when he visited the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium to watch the team’s training that he was totally supporting them.
The Falconets are preparing for the Africa Zone Qualification Competition Final Round second leg match against South Africa on Saturday in Benin.
The first leg match played over a week ago had seen the Falconets beat host South Africa 2-0 in Polokwane.
“I pledge my support, to ensure that Saturday’s match ends in your favour. So, adhere to all your programme during your training sessions so as to ensure you secure qualification,’’ Obaseki said.
He called on all residents of the state to join the players at the stadium by 4pm on Saturday to cheer them to victory.
The 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup finals will hold in France in August.