Ghana’s Black Queens, the Female Eagles of Mali and the Atlas Lionesses of Morocco will all jet into the country through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos early on Monday for the maiden Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Football Tournament in Lagos.
While the Queens and Eagles are billed to arrive in Nigeria aboard a chartered flight, the Lionesses are coming into town aboard a Royal Air Maroc flight.
Organisers announced on Sunday that all the six matches of the international showpiece in honour of the wife of the President, will now hold at the upgraded Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan.
While Morocco and Mali are in Group A with Nigeria, Ghana’s Black Queens, two-time runners-up of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, tackle Cameroon and South Africa in Group B.
Nine-time African champions Nigeria will also move into their team hotel on Monday morning, as organisers, teams and officials look forward to Wednesday’s opening ceremony that will see the Super Falcons take on Mali from 4pm.
Meanwhile, Tokyo Olympics’ women’s football tournament official, Patience Madu, is at the top of the list of match officials for the event. Madu is the only Nigerian referee on the list.