Thursday 08 Dec 2022

Gaude inspects Fatorda stadium, says ground to be ready in 10 days

Gaude inspects Fatorda stadium, says ground to be ready in 10 days

Sports Minister Govind Gaude during an inspection visit of Nehru Stadium, Fatorda on Wednesday.

Photo Credits: Santosh Mirajkar

Sports Minister Govind Guade visited the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda on Wednesday to check the preparedness of the venue ahead of the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup to be held next month.

Gaude expressed satisfaction over the ongoing work at the stadium. He went around the stadium and took stock of the activities going on at the ground, which will be used as a transit hub for the players, staff and others.

Speaking to sports journalists, the Sports Minister said the hybrid pitch was laid and the works will be completed within 10 days. He said this will be a unique pitch, first in India in football and its durability will be of 10 years. "What we've seen today is fantastic, amazing," Gaude said at the press briefing. "We hope to have a very good World Cup in Goa. The State is hosting a global football event for the second time after hosting the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in 2017."

Gaude also had a message for the citizens of India, "I would like to tell everyone that the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup needs your support. The players will get even more motivated after receiving support from you. I would like to tell all parents to support women's football as well. If your children want to play football, then support them in moving forward in the sport."

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