Lagos - Nigeria’s Dream Team VI and the Super Falcons will
on Thursday fly out of the country for their second leg ties of the 2016
Dream Team, led by Siasia defeated Congo 2-1 in Port
Harcourt and are set for a tougher test when they play the return leg this
weekend in Pointe Noire.
The Dream Team, gold medalists at the Men’s Football
Tournament of the Olympics at the Centennial Games in Atlanta 19 years ago,
will be led by the man who took the team to silver at the Olympics in Beijing
seven years ago. They will fly aboard Ethiopia Airline to Pointe Noire, to
arrive just after noon.
The Super Falcons were held to a 1-1 draw by Equatorial
Guinea in the first leg played in Abuja, with an expectedly difficult return
leg in Bata.
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The Falcons will fly into Malabo at about 3am on Friday
aboard CEIBA airline, and then proceed to mainland Bata by 7am. The team is
scheduled to have the official training at the Stadium Nkoatoma de Bata on
Saturday, ahead of Sunday’s clash between the two strongest women’s football
–playing nations in Africa.
FIFA has appointed Marximina Luzia Bernardo from Angola as
referee for the Equatorial Guinea-Nigeria match in Bata, with fellow Angolans
Luisa Massanga Luhaco, Andalia Bimbi Francisco Jeremias and Tania Marisa Duarte
as first assistant, second assistant and fourth official respectively. Agathe
Athacou of Cote d’Ivoire is the referee assessor and Nomsa Mahlangu from South
Africa as commissioner.
In Pointe Noire, Mohamed Marouf from Egypt is the referee,
alongside compatriots Mahmoud Ahmed Abo El Regal, Samir Gamal Saad and Mahmoud
Zakria El Banna who will serve as first assistant, second assistant and reserve
referee respectively. Bernard Mfubusa from Burundi is the match commissioner.For
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