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Nigeria: FIFA warns that Journalists could miss the U-17 World Cup if they fail to meet Accreditation Deadline

FIFA has advised journalists wishing to cover the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Nigeria 2009 to be conscious of the September 7 deadline for the submission of the accreditation application. According to the Venue Media Officer for the Lagos Sub-Seat, Ben Alozie, the world football governing body is insisting on strict adherence to the registration process via a registration form on the FIFA Media Channel.

"The Media Channel registration process can take more than a week; therefore; those who do not have a Media Channel account should start the process on time to beat the deadline. Successful applicants will be notified and provided with further information in due course. All applications are subject to confirmation. Journalists who have not already registered for the FIFA Media Channel are advised to do so via the following internet address: http://media.FIFA.com".

The FIFA Media Channel is the primary line of communication for news between FIFA, the Local Organising Committee of each FIFA competition and accredited media. This password-protected online service is designed to provide media professionals with details on activities, including press conferences, documents and other media resources, information on competition media facilities, including stadium media centres (SMCs), ticketing, FIFA and LOC media contacts, and any special media announcements. The FIFA Media Channel is also the one place where all media accreditation requests for all FIFA competitions must be made."

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