Tuesday, May 17

Aisha Buhari Cup Debut, As NFF Celebrates 30 Years Of Women Football Development

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Frankie Omokhua

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is planning to celebrate 30 years of women football in the country. in September this year.

To this end, the planning and organisation of the First Lady Aisha Buhari Cup has taken off.

Nigeria Football Federation Women Football Development Committee, Chairperson, Alhaja Ayo Omidiran, made this known in a media chat after the inauguration of the committee at the weekend.

Omidiran, hinted that the event would be used to honour and appreciate those who have supported the growth of the game.

“Though, women football started in Nigeria long before 30 years, we decided to use our qualication for the first women’s World Cup in 1991 to celebrate the game in Nigeria”.

“It is going to be a very big event to honour all those who helped in lifting the game to enviable height,” said  Omidiran.

“Part of the things we planned to use to mark the occasion include a football competition named Aisha Buhari Cup, Awards night to appreciate all those who have brought honour to the country and those that have supported the growth of the game in Nigeria”.

The former FIFA and CAF committees member added that her committee will recommend to NFF some plans the members have mapped out.

“We have various plans to make all grades of our national teams develop to higher levels as well as help develop our coaches. We shall make our recommendation to the NFF and hopefully, our plans will be implemented,” discussed the proprietor of Omidiran Babes..

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