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Amaju Pinnick intercedes as Super 6 for women stands

NWFL club owners agree to Super 6 after NFF chieftains’ intervention

Club owners of the Nigeria Women Football League have agreed to take part in the Super 6 Tournament proposed by the NWFL Board to end the season and select Nigeria’s representatives at the upcoming maiden edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League in Morocco next month.

At a virtual meeting of the club owners held on Tuesday, 13th April, and presided over by the President of NFF and FIFA Council Member, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, and which was also graced by the NFF 1st Vice President, Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi and General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, the club owners said they would defer to the NFF chieftains and attend the tournament. Also present was Amina Sani Zangon Daura, NFF’s Head of Women Football.

“I want you all to know that this is about our dear country Nigeria. It is not about a club, or even the NWFL or whatever issues might be on the front burner. It is about Nigeria which is bigger than all of us. I plead that you attend the competition because it is the right thing to do. Given the position of Nigeria in women’s football in the African continent, we must put our best foot forward with regards to this competition. We must send the very best and that must be determined bu current form.

“I have noted all the issues you have raised and I promise that I will sit down with the Management of the Nigeria Women Football League and find a way to cogitate on the issues and pragmatically resolve them.”

Chairman of the NWFL Board, Aisha Falode said it was important to stage the Super 6 in order for Nigeria to present her very best at the maiden edition of the competition. “Our resolve to hold the Super 6 is based on belief that Nigeria must go to Morocco with her very best, and emerge champions. We should approach this with a common objective and a common purpose. Nigeria should triumph and we can only do that if we hold a tournament to pick the best teams on current form.”

The Super 6 Tournament will take place in Ijebu-Ode as scheduled, starting from Monday, 19th April

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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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