Abuja – Secretary of Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), Emmanuel Adesanya, on Monday appealed to organisations and well-meaning Nigerians to sponsor female football clubs and spur the further growth of female football.
Adesanya told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the existing female football clubs should be encouraged to thrive, while more clubs needed to spring up.
He urged corporate bodies, individuals and the various governments to get involved in sponsoring female football in the country.
The NWFL official said this would help in creating opportunities for women who may want to take to it as a profession.
“If the Federal, State and Local Governments get involved alongside individuals and corporate bodies, such club owners would be encouraged financially and materially in their efforts.
“Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) can also encourage them by allocating vehicles to them, including other equipment to bring female league at par with their male counterpart.
“When the female football club players finish their league matches, where they go should concern us,’’ he said.
Adesanya said Nigeria football was futuristic, and women football would go places, in view of the fact that Nigerian female footballers were becoming more determined.
“If a player like Asisat Oshoala is playing at Liverpool Women Football Club in England, there is hope for new players to become great in future,’’ he said.(NAN)