The U-20 Women National Team will start a training tour in South Korea on Friday
Nigeria's U-20 Women National team finally arrived in Korea on Thursday evening in continuation of its build-up towards the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup which commences this month in Japan.
The team comprising 25 players and 11 officials touched down at the Incheon International Airport, Seoul at exactly 5.10pm (Korea time). After completing the necessary immigration formalities, the team was driven to its Namhe Sports Park Hotel camp which is on the outskirts of the capital.
While in Asia, the team will be exposed to top profile friendly matches. Just last week Monday, the girls were in Accra, Ghana for a two-legged friendly against the Black Princesses of Ghana, losing one and winning the other.
Coach Edwin Okon said the training tour will be their final assessment of players that will make the final list.
"I know that as we are here every player would want to give her best since this training tour will be used to select players for the World Cup," he said.
"Therefore, I expect serious competition for the 18 available shirts," he added.
Nigeria open its World Cup campaign against South Korea on August 19 in Saitama and three days later take on Brazil and Italy on August 26 in the group stage.
Only the two top teams will progress into the quarter final to face the first and second teams of Group A.