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FIFA Women’s Football Convention: NFF President Gusau Extolled As An Advocate Of Women’s Involvement In Football Leadership


Nigeria Football Federation President, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau was in Sydney, Australia, for the 2023 FIFA Women’s Football Convention, held at the International Convention Centre and met with some Football Stakeholders to provide an update on the remarkable progress made in women’s football in Africa and the world as a whole, also to identify further collaboration opportunities with FIFA in the nearest future.

The Zamfara born Football Administrator was at the International Convention Centre, Sydney with the General Secretary of the NFF, Mohammed Sanusi, Head of Women’s Football, Aminat Daura and one of the lead Panelist of the FIFA Convention and board Member of the NFF, Aisha Falode.

Gusau, has always been a big advocate for women’s involvement in Football Leadership and has shown those qualities with the great supports he has been giving to the Women’s team across all boards.

He displayed his willingness to further engage more developmental programmes that would bring about the upliftment of the Women’s game and encourage more Women’s involvement in football leadership roles.

Under Gusau’s leadership, the Super Falcons enjoyed an overwhelming support during the World Cup build up, with the Mexico and Turkey training tour, which resulted in the team, having a great run at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, only losing via penalties to England in the round of 16.

The Nigerian Women U-17 team, the Flamingos for the first time, got to the Semifinals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in India, claiming the bronze medal ahead of the German girls.

Payment of all outstanding WAFCON bonuses, with the The Falconets reaching the final of the 2023 WAFU U-20 Championship, where they lost narrowly to host Ghana.


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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