Port Harcourt - It was back-slapping galore last Friday in
Port Harcourt as the South South Congress of the Nigeria Football Federation
met to address pressing football issues ahead of elections into some arms of
the football fraternity in the country.
After robust discussion of members from Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa,
Cross River, Delta, Edo and River State, the congress unanimously agreed that
first rate women’s sportscaster and football administrator, Aisha Falode, be
adopted as the zone’s candidate for the forthcoming Nigerian Women’s League
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The communiqué described Falode as not only passionate and
knowledgeable about the game, with cognate international experience, they also
believed she has the capacity to help revive the dwindling fortunes of women
football in the country by attracting sponsorship for the game, instead of the
present situation that has seen complaints being hauled at the NFF leadership
for not providing money for the women’s game in the country.
The South South NFF Congress urged other geo-political zones
to join it in reviving the Women’s game in the country. “We are sure our
brothers and sisters from other zones will join hands with us to give new
direction to Women’s football in the country as it has suffered in recent times.”For
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