Chibok Girls: Female footballers join the campaign




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In commemoration of the 100 days since over 200 girls were abducted in Chibok Nigeria, some women football in Abuja took the field for a “100 days football Match for the ” on Tuesday, July 22.

The match, which played between two football teams in Abuja: Dream Girls Women and Airtel Girls FC, ended 1-0 in favour of the Dream Girls.

With the nonstop attack on Nigerians by the group in the North-East, and the abduction of girls; the match organizer, Aderonke Ogunleye thought it very relevant ask for their return using sports.

The award winning and social change initiator, Ogunleye said she organised the event because she believed there is power in sports for development.

[eap_ad_1] “Sports is a powerful tool, a silent force that can be used make great impacts in the , a universal language and of course the only thing that brings Nigeria together, we are imploring the Boko Haram please the kidnapped ” she said

“It has been a hundred days of wailing and crying in the household of these girls, mothers are not happy about it. We are begging the insurgents to please let girls go back to their parents,” she pleaded. Ms. Ogunleye thanked the partners of the programme – the Nigerian Red cross, Women and Airtel , for making the event a .

Gloria Ewelike a central midfielder with Airtel Girls FC urged the Federal Government to find a way to stop Boko Haram killing Nigerians and prayed God for the return of the abducted girls.

“I want to beg the government to try and stop Boko Haram killing and bombing, We pray to God to help bring back the girls, God soften their minds and return the girls to their parents” She said.

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