The Nigeria 2009 Local    Organising Committee (LOC), Media Committee, has given Warri facilities a pass mark as preparation peaks for the Nigeria 2009 U-17 World Cup.


This verdict was arrived at after an assessment tour of facilities in Warri, by the committee headed by Aisha Falode on Monday. Other members in the entourage were Andrew Abba, Barrister Sayo Odumosu, and Dr. (Mrs.) Agada.

Speaking on behalf of the committee, Abba said the committee was thrilled at the facilities at the main stadium and other venues visited, declaring that except for the training pitches all other things needed for Warri to play host to the World Cup were ready.

Apart from the stadium the committee visited Chevron and Shell Hospitals and training pitches, inspected the broadcast facilities and most importantly the media centre among others.

Falode described the public address system in Warri as world class and urged the sub-seat Chairman, Amaju Pinnick, who took the team round on tour to keep up the good work. On his part, Amaju, who was assisted by Warri Sub-seat Media Committee Chairman, Onochie Anibeze, assured that the people and government of Delta State were determined more than ever before to ensure a hitch-free hosting of the World Cup in Warri city. “Delta is a state with a passion for soccer and we’ll stop at nothing to ensure we don’t deny the populace that passion hence our determination to host the World Cup with the state-of-the-art facilities that we have on ground”, he said.

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