Sports Minister Dalung wants more support towards Women’s Football in Nigeria

Sports Minister Dalung wants more support towards Women’s Football in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Minister of Youth of Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung has called on well meaning Nigerians help support the Country’s Women Football League.

The NWFL was earlier scheduled to kick-off in February 2019 but has now been postponed to March due to lack of funds and this has prompted the Minister to seek financial support and sponsorship forthe quick commencement of the Nigeria Women’s Premier League.


In a statement on Tuesday, minister pleaded for support for the Women’s football in the country , while admitting that the Women’s football needs more attention from stakeholders.

“I think we should begin to pay more attention to Women’s football especially after bringing so many laurels to the country,” said Dalung.

 

“They just won the Africa Women’s Championship a record nine times and the nucleus of the National team is from the Women’s league. I seek the co-operation and support of the private sector to rescue the women’s league.

 

“The continued delay of its kick-off will hamper the discovery of new players for the National teams especially as the Super Falcons intensify preparations for the World Cup.

 

“If the league fails to start on schedule, how do we get new players to replace the aging ones in the National teams? I understand that lack of funds to call a Congress and ratify the promoted and relegated teams is what is holding the Women’s league from commencing.

 

“So I call on public spirited individuals, the private sector and other stakeholders to join hands and support the women’s league to make it a brand.

The minister also thanked the various corporate bodies that supported the Country’s senior male team which participated in the FIFA Russia 2016 World Cup.

 

“I want to thank all Nigerians who rallied round the Super Eagles before and during the World Cup in Russia. I appeal to the Corporate world and all football loving Nigerians to support the Super Falcons not only morally but financially as they prepare to face the world.” he concluded.

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