President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has charged the newly –inaugurated Board of the Nigeria Women Football League to work with passion and commitment to lift the women’s League to a new pedestal.
Speaking at the new board’s inauguration at the NFF Secretariat, Pinnick poured encomiums on the board’s independent chairman, Aisha Falode and the other members, as he expressed faith in their ability to lift the game to a new level.
Falode, a member of the CAF Media Committee and CAF Match Commissioner, said it was a great honour for herself and other members to be called upon to serve, stressing that the board was condemned to perform, to work hard and to achieve results.
She assured that the board would look at the structure and place priority on the issue of players’ welfare, adding that the they would be committed to running a women’s League that is functional, compact and competitive.
She said her experience at the tenth Women Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon confirmed that there was gap between Africa’s big teams and the minnows teams in African women football had been narrowed significantly.
Meanwhile, the board is made up of Aisha Falode as Independent Chairman, Margaret
Icheen as Independent Vice- Chairman, Joe Amene as Independent Director, Kemi
Adesanya as Director and Matilda Otuene as Director.
Others are, Henrietta Ukaigwe as Director, Hussaina Suleiman as Director, Mustapha
Tahir as Director, Usman Mustapha as Director, Nkechi Obi as Chief Executive Officer.
Others stakeholders present at the inauguration were, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, NFF
General Secretary, Ibrahim Gusau and Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu NFF Executive
Others were Dr Emmanuel Ikpeme Deputy General Secretary, Bitrus Bewarang
asTechnical Director and Bola Oyeyode as Director of Competitions.