Women’s football needs to develop from grassroots – Official

Women’s football needs to develop from grassroots – Official

By Georgina Adegbie

Amina Daura, the Head of Women’s Football Unit at Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says her goal is to develop women football from grassroots level to the elite national level.

Amina told newsmen on Saturday in Abuja that she has a lot of programmes lined up to develop women football in the country.

“Women have not been given more attention in football. We need to do more for the women football sector, because we are the world.

“We have many plans for women football, and what I really want to do is to go to the grassroots development level and I want to start from grassroots level to the elite.

Daura urged the media to support and help in propagating women football.

“Women footballers have not been given attention. The media does not give much attention to the women.

“I have watched a lot of what we have on the television channels, and I have never seen any of the female matches being shown as they should be.

“The work is not just that of me or the NFF alone. So, I also need the media help to promote women grassroots development programmes

“My ideas have always been from grassroots to elite level and I will just like to expand.

“I will work hard to change the image of women football in Nigeria,” she said.

Daura who spoke on the sidelines of the match between WACO Academy Queens and Yes Diamond Queens said a lot was still needed to raise the women game.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the match was organised by the Women Football Unit of NFF to celebrate the 2021 Women’s International Day.

The theme of the event was “I choose to challenge gender inequality in football”.

“Why we did this now is to show how important the Women’s Day is to us as women.

“On March 27, we have to do something no matter how little it is,” she said.

NAN reports that WACO Academy Queens of Abuja defeated Yes Diamond Queens FC of Kuje 3-0 in the novelty match.

It was played at the FIFA Goal Project pitch of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja. (NAN)

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