Vanguard (Lagos)

27 June 2012

Africa: Onyedinma Predicts Women Dominance in Africa

The Chairperson of the Nigeria Women League Board Chief (Mrs.) Dilichukwu Onyedinma has expressed optimism on the abilities of the Nigeria Women Teams to continue its dominance of the Women Football in Africa, despite the efforts been made by other African countries.

The NFF Board member who spoke on the backdrop of the fears been expressed by many Nigerians following the barren draw played by the Super Falcons last weekend in a friendly match against the Bayana Bayana of South Africa.

Quoting her word, the NFF Executive Committee Member said "we are not ignorant of the fact that many of the African countries are fastly developing their Women football. The way the game is developing in the various African countries shows that they are now brazing with trends in the game.

We are not static, we are also moving ahead. We are making efforts to develop the local league to the standard that is attainable in other clime. We want our local league to be very vibrant, so that more youthful players would be discovered for the various national teams.

We are about to commence our grassroots developmental programmes which will be geared towards the various secondary schools in country, to ensure we discover those players that would represent the country in the nearest future. She said that competition which would be tagged the FIRST LADY SOCCER COMPETITION, will be played in all 774 local governments areas in the country.

She commended the Super Falcons for their efforts so far, and made a cash donation of N150,000.00 to the players. The donation was handed over the players after their friendly against South Africa last weekend.

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