LAGOS – A former Super Falcons Head Coach, Joy Etim, on Monday called on the Nigeria Football
Federation (NFF) and corporate organisations to help to raise sponsorships for the development of the [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]women’s league.
“There is also a need for the wide coverage of the league,’’ Etim told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), while reacting to the success of the women’s team at the 2014 Glo-CAF awards held recently in Lagos.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
NAN reports that the Falcons won the African women’s team of the year award, while Asisat Oshoala [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]won the youth award and that for Africa’s number one player.
“Their victory has shown that the women’s league is worth investing in; they can promote any brand [pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]because they are marketable. They have shown all that they have what it takes.
“Asisat is a home-based player, she plays for Rivers Angels, they won the league, she is one out of talents that have benefited from the league, and sponsors should look her way.
“Our girls can do better; even with the little attention given to them; they have been able to deliver.
“If only they can get half of the attention the men’s league gets, we would have gone farther than this,’’ Etim said.
Etim, the Welfare Officer of the Amalgamation of Nigeria Female football Club Coaches, however, advised the players to remain focused and shun distraction.
“They have done well, therefore, they should keep it up, it’s not easy getting to the top, it’s even more tasking to maintain it.
“They should remain consistent, even if nothing seems to be coming their way, as the future is bright,’’ the coach added. (NAN)