By Muhyideen Jimoh
Paul Edeh, Chairman, Naija Ratels Football Club of Abuja has called for more support for the development of the women football league in Nigeria.
Edeh told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja that all stakeholders need to focus more on the development of the league in line with international best practice.
“We need to focus more on the development of women football in the country, there is too much focus on male football.
“There is a lot of potentials in the women league, it’s a gold mine that we really need to tap into and use it to empower the girl-child and these young women out there,” he said.
The football mogul and founder of Ratels Sports Development Foundation said his NWFL Championship sides Naija Ratels and
Honey Badgers were out to change the face of women football in Nigeria.
NAN reports that the football mogul had earlier hosted the executive members of the FCT Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) led by Ndubueze Chidoka.
Edeh used the opportunity to call for unity in the association while pledging a three-year lifeline support for the association.
“We are partnering the SWAN FCT because of the professional and deligent way it has conducted itself over the years.
“My advice to all Nigerians and indeed sports writers is to always find factors that unite us more than any other thing.
“There must be a meeting ground, my foyer into sports was to seek a platform that will best unite us as a people. I established Ratels sports development foundation to further actualise this purpose,” he said.
The Lawyer turned football administrator, said Sports if properly managed can be used to unite, empower and create a thriving business sector for Nigerians. (NAN)