Abuja - The hurricane of collaboration blowing round Nigeria
football gathered pace on Thursday with the signing of a memorandum of
understanding between the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) and the Nigeria
Television Authority (NTA).
During the brief ceremony at the Nigeria Football Federation
secretariat in Abuja, Chairperson of the NWFL, Dilichukwu Onyedinma said the
collaboration had been in the pipeline for a long time, as the body sought to
give more value to Nigeria women football.
She harped on the quality of the NWFL brand and the pedigree
of Nigeria football internationally, recalling that the Super Falcons are six
–time champions of the continent, having also attended all FIFA Women’s World
Cup finals in history, while the U-20 and U-17 girls have also been at every
edition of their World Cup tournaments.
“Nigeria women football is a great brand and the Nigeria
Television Authority is also the largest television network in Africa. We are
happy to collaborate with NTA.”
Responding, NTA’s General Manager (Sports), Akinloye
Oyebanji disclosed that the preparation of the MOU was the first official
assignment performed by the new Director –General of NTA, Sola Omole.
“We are very happy to finally seal this pact today, as this
underscores NTA’s non-discrimination policy.
“Whether it is the FIFA World Cup final or some
youth football tournament in the remotest part of Nigeria, NTA is there to
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