The scenes in Nembe last weekend were gory and the NWFL must meet the shameful action of the “unruly” fans who bloodied a professional footballer in the line of duty with the full wrath it deserves.
Indeed like the Chairman of the League body declared, per Humphrey Nwosu, “What transpired in Nembe is clearly alarming and unprecedented in the history of women league.”
Aisha Falode understands this is a defining moment in Women football and rhetoric alone will not deter the perpetrators whose aim is to introduce barbarism and criminality to the stands of an emergent project.
It is hard enough to think that in an era where the support for female football is not total, female footballers will have to constantly look over their shoulders for fear of being bludgeoned while they work.
What happened to Elizabeth Johnson in Nembe should never have, hence it should not become the new narrative.
It is now up to the NWFL to choose how this unsavory business ends, for extra motivation they only need look over to NPFL.