Ugandan Safety and Security expert Dixon Okello has been appointed for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina. The tournament will run from 20th May-11th June 2023.
The CAF and FIFA trained expert will add to his long list of achievements of covering international tournaments when the U-20 World Cup kicks off in the South American country.
Senegal, The Gambia, Nigeria, and Tunisia reached the 2023 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations semis and automatically qualified for the corresponding FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023.
All four have previously participated in the international tournament.
Ghana national U-20 football team known as the Black Satellites are the only African team to have won the global event.
They won the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in the Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt after defeating Brazil 4-3 on Penalties when the match ended (0-0) after extra time. This was the first time an African country won the FIFA U-20 World Cup Championship.
The 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup will be the 23rd edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, the biennial international men’s youth football championship contested by the under-20 national teams of the member associations of FIFA, since its inception in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Championship.
The tournament was originally set to be hosted by Indonesia for the 2021 edition which would have been the first FIFA tournament hosted by that country. But the COVID-19 pandemic forced FIFA to cancel the tournament, who awarded the 2023 hosting rights to the country on 24 December 2020.
However, Indonesia was stripped of hosting rights on 29 March 2023 amidst protests at the participation of Israel. On 17 April 2023, FIFA officially announced Argentina as the new host of the tournament to replace Indonesia.