Sekou Sylla
Sekou Sylla

Ahead of Mali's FIFA U-17 World Cup group stage matches at the DY Patil Stadium here from October 6, the country's youth football head Sekou Sylla has heaped praise on the facility yesterday.

The stadium, which has a capacity of holding 45,300 spectators, will host six group stage matches along with one game each of the round of 16 and semi-final stages.

"The stadium is in a great shape even though the tournament start is October. In two months will be better, the grass in the ground is amazing with the dressing room of international standards," Sylla said.