Aisha Buhari Cup Approved by FIFA
World football–overseeing body, FIFA, on Wednesday furnished the Local Organizing Committee with a last approval to arrange the maiden edition of the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women's Tournament, also called the Aisha Buhari Cup.
The six-country invitational is being coordinated to pay tribute to the name and Office of the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr (Mrs) Aisha Muhammadu Buhari.
In a letter dated eighth September 2021 and endorsed by Gordon Savic, Head of Qualifiers and International Matches, the world body noted it has authorized the fifteenth – 21st September show-stopper that holds at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena and Agege Stadium in the City of Lagos, and including has Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Morocco and South Africa's 'A' Women groups.
“In accordance with article 7 of the regulations, FIFA is happy to provide official authorization for this women’s tier 1 tournament…we hereby remind the participating teams that the Laws of the Game must strictly be applied to these tier-1 matches.
“Finally, we would also like to draw your attention to the contents of FIFA’s circular no.1735 of 1st October 2020. The strict application of the FIFA’s Return to Football – International Match Protocol (IMP), or an equivalent protocol of your confederation compliant with the said Protocol, is required.”
With this authorization, all is now clear for the commencement of the six-nation showpiece starting on Wednesday, 15th September with the clash between nine-time African champions, Super Falcons and the Female Eagles of Mali at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan.