Rwanda: Rwanda bids to host FIFA U-17 World Cup

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Just after successfully hosting the 2016 CAF African Nations Championships (CHAN), Rwanda is now preparing to bid to host the 2019 Under-17 FIFA World Cup.

According to reports, Rwanda's Football Association (FERWAFA) is preparing to finalise its bid to host the tournament as president Vincent Nzamwita insists the country is capable of hosting the global youth tournament, disclosing that FERWAFA has already sent a formal bid to FIFA as they want to raise the country's profile.

Nzamwita said hosting a tournament like the World Cup will raise the profile of not only Rwanda, but the region and continent as well.

"We have already submitted a formal request to FIFA to host the event and they have registered us and sent bid documents," Nzamwita said, adding "We have a dateline of 25 August to send the terms and agreement to FIFA and later start preparing the bid."

Meanwhile, the country staged the CHAN tournament last year which saw over 200,000 people travel to the country from across the African continent to support their teams.

This year's Under-17 global youth tournament is set to be staged in India on 6 October and Africa will be represented by Ghana, Guinea, Mali and Niger.
-0- PANA VAO 23Aug2017

23 août 2017 14:43:33

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