Sports Minister Dare Vows To Get Sponsors For NWPL

Sports Minister Dare Vows To Get Sponsors For NWPL

Nigeria minister of sports and Youths development Sunday Dare has pledged to get sponsors for the Nigeria Women’s Football League in the coming months.


The Sports Minister was present at the Agege Stadium for the NWPL Super Four final on Sunday, where he spoke to Journalists on the current and future of Women’s football in the country.


“I am impressed by what I have seen today, we have seen female professional football at its best,” Dare told the media.


“The question should be, with this level of professional skills we have seen on display today, what would the ministry do more to help them?


“We’ve seen the exhibition of talents, we know some of our footballers are headed for the Professional League outside of this country.


“All I can say is that the Sports Ministry would partner with the Nigeria Football Federation and we will also try to see that we get the sponsorship to support them to do better.


“We will meet with all the key stakeholders before the end of November to start to draw a strategic plan on how to improve the domestic league.


“As I said earlier, it is very critical, it is the engine room of our football development, that’s where we produce our professional players that can go abroad.


“So we are going to pay close attention working with the NFF, the club owners and the referees and coaches to isolate the issues and deal with them.”


Rivers Angels emerged the 2019 Champions after a slim 1-0 win over Confluence Queens on Sunday.


Winners Rivers Angels went home with the sum of three million , while second placed Confluence Queens and  Bayelsa Queens in third place got two and one million naira respectively.

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