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Women In Football : Aisha Falode Heaps Praises On Gusau For Giving Women positions of Leadership.

Oluchi tobex tobe-Chukwu.

A Board member of the Nigerian Football Federation and the Former Chairperson of the Nigerian Women Football League Ms Aisha Falode thanked the president of the Nigerian Football Federation Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau for believing and giving Women the opportunity to serve in positions of Leadership.

She made this known as a guest at the most popular and followed sports Radio in Nigeria Brilla sports Radio with Ogechukwukanma Ogwo.

” I must appreciate Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau for taking it upon himself to embrace Women in positions of Leadership.
The appointment of the Chairperson of the Referees Appointment committee in the person of FIFA Faith Irabor Rtd is a good reference point.
I consider the Referees appointment committee as the most important standing committee of the Nigerian Football Federation because there lies the credibility and transparency of the various leagues , once that is achieved every other components follows “.

She also spoke on how the NFF President whom she described as a patient man that gives listening ears to everyone regardless of their gender.

” It is an all inclusive board with three women, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau also graciously listened to me , endorsed and appointed Ms Nkechi Obi as the Chairperson of the NWFL to consolidate and improve the various positive interventions by the past chairperson “.

Aisha Falode expressed happiness with the state of the league and pointed out the fact that it robbed on the Super Falcons of Nigeria at the recently concluded world cup in Australia and New Zealand.
” Most of the players are products of the women’s league in the past.
The national U17 and U20 female national teams also gave good account of themselves at the world stage.

My greatest worry then when I took over was tackling the ceaseless spate of Walk overs even from home teams, the NWFL took it upon herself to shoulder the burden of Idemnities of match officials which eventually gave room to a transparent and credible league. This act alone made women football stakeholders, the media and fans courageously come out to match venues having it in mind that a game must take place”.


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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