Coach of Nigeria’s Falconets, Christopher Danjuma will fly to France to attend the 2018 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup draw.
Danjuma will be accompanied by Falconets’ Team Administrator, Mary Obodoku and the pair will represent the country when the draw takes place on Thursday at the Rennes Opera House.
Nigeria, a regular participant at the biennial global championship since its inception, have been seeded with USA, Mexico and New Zealand in Pot 2 of the draw.
Falconets have come close to winning the U20 Women’s World Cup on two occasions, in 2010 and 2014 but lost to European giants Germany in both final matches.
Danjuma’s Ghanaian counterpart Yusuf Basigi will also be in attendance alongside Black Princesses management committee Chairman Nanabanyin Eyeson.
Ghana who boast of joint-top scorer of the African qualifiers, Priscilla Adubea are pooled in Pot 3 with Brazil, Spain and China PR.
Frenchman Mikael Silvester and three other notable sports personalities will join FIFA’s Chief Women’s Football Officer, Sarai Bareman and Group leader for FIFA’s Women’s Tournaments, Rhiannon Martin to conduct the draw.
Below is how hosts France and the 15 qualified countries have been seeded ahead of the draw.
Pot 1: France, Germany, Korea DPR, Japan
Pot 2: USA, Nigeria, Mexico, New Zealand
Pot 3: Brazil, Spain, Ghana, China PR
Pot 4: England, Paraguay, Haiti, Netherlands.
Matches of the competition will be played across four cities namely Vannes, Concarneau, Dinan-Lehon and Saint-Malo between the 5th and 24th of August, 2018.