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Aisha Buhari Cup gets a new kick-off date

Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Football Tournament, more popularly known as Aisha Buhari Cup, scheduled to officially kick off on Monday, September 13 will commence effectively on Wednesday, September 15 till Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

The Director of Organisation for the maiden edition of the tournament has disclosed that the slight postponement of the kickoff date is necessary because the teams disclosed that some of their foreign-based players would not be able to arrive in Lagos before the 14th of September.

The world football governing body, FIFA’s Type 1 window stipulation that teams shall play two matches each with two full rest days between each match to possibly allow for players’ recovery in case of injury.

Accordingly to the Director of Organisation for the Aisha Buhari Cup, Aisha Falode the LOC acceded to the teams’ request and FIFA’s requirement due to the committee’s respect for the nation’s First Lady, Dr. (Mrs.) Aisha Buhari in whose name the high profile football showpiece wishes to honour as well avail the teams the necessary ambience and opportunity to hit the tournament venues with their various best legs.

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