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IWD 2021: Building World Class Female Athletes; Strengthening Participation of Women in Sports – Shola Ajayi Highlights The Aim Of AFFAN

Oluchi tobex Tobe-Chukwu.

The Coordinator of the Association of Former Female Athletes of Nigeria (AFFAN) Lagos Chapter, Mrs Shola Ajayi reiterated that the aspiration of AFFAN is to build world class female athletes and encourage women in sports generally.

She highlighted this aspirations on the occasion of the International Women’s Day Celebration marked on the 8th of March 2021.

“Our Aspiration as AFFANITES is to serve as role models using our wealth of experience to build world class female athletes and to inculcate values that would make them useful to themselves and the society during and after active sports participation”.

The campaign team led by the Coordinator of AFFAN Lagos Chapter Mrs Shola Ajayi had Atlanta 96 Gold medalist Chioma Ajunwa, ex Olympic Bose Kaffo , Dr Obajimi and others during the campaign with the theme # I choose to Challenge, Say no to Rape and sexual harassment.

The campaign team started at the National stadium Surulere and headed straight to the New Era Girls Senior secondary School Surulere which ended at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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