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Aisha Falode Seeks To Consolidate on The Gains of Women Football As An Elected Exco Member of the NFF

The Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode, has declared her intention to join the race for a seat in the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation in the September 30 Elective Congress slated for Benin City, Edo State.

Falode, the only female appointed Executive Committee member of the present NFF, said at, the presentation of intention to senior colleagues and friends of her primary constituency – the media , that she decided to throw her hat in the ring in the list of Nigerians seeking elective positions into the executive committee of the NFF because of her desire to effectively build up women’s football both at the league and national team levels.

“I want to consolidate the gains, sustain the progress we have made at the present NFF, and push for more reforms, development, and growth for the girl child who is looking for the opportunities in the game for self-growth, education, and empowerment.

The General Secretary Dr. Sanusi has done well, we will support his programmes and vision for a professionally run and vibrant Secretariat to consolidate our gains.

My push and platform for a more improved and excellently run reforms for women’s football can not see fruition without the mention of FIFA council member Amaju Pinnick that saw the genuine passion and drive for a better women’s football in Nigeria and Appointed me as the Chairperson of the NWFL.
The support from the minister of Sports Sunday Dare, Dr. Sanusi, and every member of the NFF executive committee has been tremendous as the only woman in the board.

I want to be a real stakeholder in Nigeria Football Federation, with real stake and not limited by the status of an appointee. For me, I want to be fully involved in the decision-making and implementation of developmental programmes in Nigerian football”.

Falode, who is aspiring for NFF exco seat from the Edo State Football Association, noted that, the idea behind her aspiration for the seat is to make sure Nigerian football professional existence is not shut down.


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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