By Lexi Elo
The Nigeria Women Football League has concluded arrangements to partner the KC Gaming Network, proponents of the Bet9ja, as the title sponsors of the league.
Revealing this after meeting with the management of the company in Lagos, the Chairman of the Nigeria Women Football League, Mrs Dilichukwu Onyedinma said all the arrangements have been concluded for signing of the memoranda of understanding.
“Discussions have reached the final stage with KC Gaming Network, the owners Bet9ja to come into the League as our title sponsors for the Nigeria Women Premier League. We have been discussing with them, and there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. We are now set to make it public and the Memorandum of Understanding would soon be signed. This is a good thing for our Women Football League, and whatever that accrues from the deal will go a long way to reduce the burden of our clubs. I want to thank our various clubs for their patience and support; and to the Chairman of the KC Gaming Network, Mr. Kunle Soname for believing in women football in the country”.
In his statement, the Chairman of KC Gaming Network, Mr. Kunle Soname described the Nigeria Women Football teams as the most successful among all the national football teams in the country.
“It is no gainsaying that our girls have been the most successful among all our national teams. They have been to the entire FIFA Women World Cup finals from inception in 1991 to date; they once played up to the quarter finals in USA 1999. They have been to virtually all the Olympics except the 2012 Games in London.
They have dominated the African scene, winning the Africa Women Championship seven times, and the age grade teams are not doing badly, with the U-20 girls playing in all FIFA World Cup finals since inception in 2002 and reaching the final twice.
“These are no mean achievements, and we felt that the best thing we can do as an organization is to support the League that has been producing these players that have been positively projecting the image of this country. This is our little way of giving back to the society and also ensuring that the girls are further empowered through the game of football.
He further revealed that signing of the agreement would be in a matter of days, after all the paper works must have been completed.
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