Ghana’s Black Queens, the Female Eagles of Mali and the Atlas Lionesses of Morocco are expected in Lagos through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport eon Monday for the maiden edition of the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Football Tournament.
Morocco and Mali are in Group A with Nigeria while Ghana’s Black Queens, two-time runners-up of the Women Africa Cup of Nations, tackle Cameroon and South Africa in Group B.
Nine–time African champions Nigeria would move into the team hotel on Monday morning, as organisers, teams and officials look forward with much expectation to Wednesday’s opening ceremony when the Super Falcons would tackle the Female Eagles of Mali by 4.00 p.m.
Madu leads match officials to Aisha Buhari Cup
Tokyo Olympics’ Women’s Football Tournament official, Patience Ndidi Madu is at the top of the list of match officials for the maiden edition of the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Tournament starting in Lagos on Wednesday.
The list has seven referees, eight assistant referees and eight members of the Referees Commission which includes two assessors, two match commissioners, one technical instructor, one physical instructor, one ICT person and a masseur.
Madu is the only Nigerian referee on the list. Other referees are: Juliet Appiah (Ghana); Marie Diangha (Cameroon); Bouchra Karboubi (Morocco); Vicentia Amedomè (Togo); Zouwaira Souley (Niger Republic); and Christelle Aurore (Benin Republic).
Assistant referees are Mary Tei (Ghana); Beauty Kabenda Terah (Nigeria); Victorine Bahane (Cameroon); Ennouajeli Ihssane (Morocco); Mfon Akpan Friday (Nigeria); Adbedanou Abra Sitsofé (Togo); Douno Moussa Hawa (Niger Republic); Bio Bangana Djaria (Benin Republic)