Anyansi who headed the Nigerian delegation which finished as runners-up at the just concluded Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup in Canada, commended the efforts of the players and officials of Falconets for give their best at the competition.
The Nigeria Football Federation board member, while admitting being a novice to women’s football, could not hide his admiration for the performance of the Falconets, stressing that their determination to triumph in every game was incredible.
He however appealed to NFF and the National Sports Commission to provide similar support given to the male teams for the women.[eap_ad_2]
“I’m quite happy – first and foremost to be associated for the first time with women football and getting to this level for me is an exciting moment – I never knew women football has grown to this level in Nigeria,” Anyansi-Agwu told Goal.
“Now I know better, I’m going to be one of the foremost people – first to help in the support anything that will grow women football in Nigeria,” he continued.
“There is no gender in football – football is football whether it is the male or the female that is playing and they have really shown it that they can do what the male can do. It’s high time people start to appreciate women football and give them the support that they deserve.
“The same support they give to the men, which would really encourage them. I’m very proud of the success that was made by the Falconets. They have done the nation very proud despite the fact no one gave them the chance,” he concluded. (goal.com)[eap_ad_3]