Nigeria not ready to host world under-17 championship - FIFANigeria was warned by a top FIFA FIFA International Association Football Federation [French Fédération Internationale de Football Association]
FIFA n abbr (= Fédération Internationale de Football Association) → FIFA f official on Saturday that the country could be stripped of the 2009 world under-17 championship, due to take place here in October.
"If Nigeria doesn't get its act together, Nigeria won't host it," warned FIFA vice-president Jack Warner
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"Technically speaking, only Abuja (the federal capital city) and (south west Ogun State Ogun State is a state in South-western Nigeria. It borders Lagos State to the south, Oyo and Osun states to the North, Ondo State to the east and the republic of Benin to the west. Abeokuta is the capital and largest city in the state. ) Ijebu-Ode stadiums are ready."
Warner's team has completed a 10-day inspection of facilities across the country.
Nine stadiums in as many cities were inspected by the officials.
Nigeria first staged a FIFA event in 1999, but Warner said that the standards expected of host countries now are a lot higher than they were 10 years ago.
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3. the FIFA chief, some of the facilities in most of the grounds are not complete.
Warner said: "We have been given so many promises since February 28, 2007, but we are not pleased with the sanitation sanitation: see plumbing; sanitary science. and some other things in some of the venues."
The inspection team is expected to table its findings to FIFA at a meeting of the Local Organising Committee on February 5.