5 December 2012

Nigeria: Kuje Chairman's Wife Pledges Support for Female Soccer

Wife of the Chairman of Kuje Area Council, Mrs Paulina Danladi Etsu Zhin, last Wednesday pledged her continuous support for female soccer tournaments in the area council.

She made the pledge during the final match for this year's Under-17 female football competition between Yenche and Kabbi wards of the council.

Mrs Zhin also pledged her continuous sponsorship to outstanding female teams in the council area during national competitions, noting that sporting activities are unifying factors as well as the bedrock of sports development in the country.

Also speaking, Speaker of the council's legislative arm, Mr Yakubu Jeko, expressed satisfaction with the level of female participation in football nationwide.

He called on all stake-holders to continue to support sports development at the grassroot.

A member of the Organizing Committee of the competition, Mr Elisha Magaji, said the competition started on November 21 with over 20 clubs in the council registered to participate in the free exercise.

According to him, Yenche Ward, emerged winner of the competition and will represent the area council at the FCT level.

Our reporter gathered that Yenche ward defeated Kabbi ward 2-0 to emerge winner, while Kwaku ward came out third.

Highlights of the event were the presentation of a trophy and N50, 000 to the winners, while N30,000 cash went to Kabbi ward as second runners-up and N20,000 to Kwaku ward for coming out third.

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