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NFF boss heads to Canada

26 June 2015, 14:40

Lagos - President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick will be in Canada for the 6th FIFA Women’s Football Symposium taking place in Vancouver between Friday, July 3 and Sunday, July 5, the Glass House have confirmed.

The NFF boss, who was in Canada for the Super Falcons’ opening match of the 7th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals against Sweden, which ended 3-3 in Winnipeg on June 8, will arrive in Vancouver on Thursday, July 2.

Also read: NFF says Keshi will no longer select players for Super Eagles

The 6th FIFA Women’s Football Symposium will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver, and delegates will also have the opportunity to watch the final match of the 7th FIFA Women’s World Cup, scheduled for the BC Place, Vancouver on Sunday, July 5.

Nigeria’s Super Falcons, champions of Africa, lost out of the tournament at group stage following a 3-3 draw with Sweden and 2-0 and 1-0 defeats against Australia and USA respectively. However, Nigeria remains the strongest women football -playing nation on the African continent, having won seven of nine African Women Championship titles till date.

Among the topics for discussion at the symposium are “Women in Football,” “Powerplay: Giving African women and girls a voice through the sport of football,” and “The business side of the game.”

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