FIFA to inspect Rwanda’s readiness for U17 World Cup

FIFA to inspect Rwanda’s readiness for U17 World Cup

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Feb 20, 2018. 14:30

With Rwanda having bid to play host for the 2019 U17 World Cup, a FIFA delegation is set to visit the country and inspect their readiness.

The world’s football governing body will send a two-man delegation to Rwanda next week to inspect the country's facilities as they bid to host the 2019 World Cup.

According to the FERWAFA boss, Vincent Nzamwita, he said the inspection will be done alongside his members and the Sports Ministry.

"They want to get first-hand information and then report back to the FIFA Council to compare and decide who wins the bid to host," Nzamwita told BBC Sport.

"We are optimistic that we have a good bid and we should be able to bring the Under-17 World Cup to Africa and the Cecafa region."

Nzamwita said the visit will run from February 21-24 and will include a visit of the proposed stadiums, training facilities, hotels and hospitals in Kigali City, Bugesera District, Huye District, Muhanga District, Musanze District and Rubavu District.

Forming part of the FIFA delegation will be Head of Competitions, Oliver Vogt and Christian Schmölzer who is from FIFA's Tournament & Events for Youth Tournaments.

Rwanda hosted the Africa U19 Youth Championships in 2009 as well as the Africa U17 Championships in 2011.

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