Lagos - Olympic gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa has called on
administrators and stakeholders to support young women footballers in the
Speaking during a football match to honour grassroots women
football players and coaches, and to celebrate the first International Day of
Sport for Development and Peace, Ajunwa said youngsters need more encouragement
for brighter future.
“The women’s game as a tool for development is a good one,
the more we encourage these youngsters the more our country will benefit from
Ajunwa commended the organizer, Pepsie Adiukwu, for the
courage to put such event together.
“It’s great how Pepsie Adiukwu is constantly motivating
them. We need development to make our world a better place and have peace.”
As part of the day’s theme – to encourage and motivate for
development and peace – two identical golden trophies were presented to both
teams as well as golden medals.
Speaking on the reason for this, the organizer and multiple
award-winning TV presenter, Adiukwu said “There are no losers here today, this
game is about encouragement, we are all winners.”
"It’s something that we are delighted to do. In
Nigeria, we desperately need peace and without development we can’t have peace,
this United Nations and International Olympic Committee initiative is good and
we are happy to contribute to it.”
The MVP award went to Yemisi Olabimpe.
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