Visas Denied at Maureen Mmadu Kiddies Club by Danish Embassy

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Maureen Mmadu Kiddies Club (MMKC) is at risk of missing the 2022 Dana Cup tournament following the Danish Embassy’s refusal to issue visas to young Nigerian girls, Completesports.com reports.

With MMKC single-handedly run by a former Super Falcons midfielder, captain and assistant coach Maureen Mmadu are due to travel on Sunday July 24, but the Embassy’s refusal to grant team visas places now the young girls dream of participating in the Ragged Invitational Tournament.

The 24-man contingent, made up of 18 players and six officials, reveal checks, had completed all the paperwork that would qualify them to participate in the tournament, including participation/registration fees, visa fees, among others , but are disappointed to wonder why the Danish embassy outright refused to grant their visa application.

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Former Super Falcons captain Maureen Mmadu coaches her MMKC youngsters

Completesports.com understands that most concerning is the fact that the tournament organizers have individually written to the Embassy confirming MMKC’s official invitation to the tournament and meeting all entry requirements.

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The organizers also wrote July 13 to the embassy and pleaded for everything to be done to help Nigerian girls obtain entry documents.

“We have known the MMKC for about a year now and we want you to help and ensure that they participate in this tournament by facilitating the processing and approval of their visas,” the letter from the Dana Cup organizers said in correspondence. addressed to the Danish Embassy. and copy to Maureen Mmadu.

It was established that Maureen Mmadu signed up for the Dana Cup in 2020 but the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic ensured the postponement of the tournament to August 2022.

Currently, the team is camping at the Nigerian Institute of Sports, NIS, Lagos, where they have spent over N400,000 on camping ahead of the tournament.

Completesports.com has also learned that Mmadu stands to lose over N10 million of personal investment in the trip while the girls, through their parents, have also pledged various sums of money to secure their participation in the trip. tournament which they see as a new prospect for their careers amidst the Super Falcons’ painful WAFCON 2022 semi-final loss to Morocco.

It would be an affront to the prominent natives of Anambra State and key stakeholders of the game if the dream of these young girls to participate in the tournament fades away for lack of committed efforts to compel the Embassy to do the necessary. .

“It’s not about me, it’s about these young girls, their careers and their future,” Emotions Scaler Maureen Mmadu told Completesports.com.

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