The Media Officer of Rivers Hoopers Basketball Club, Queen Moseph, who is also a lover of women football, says female football in Nigeria needs more supports from the government.
Nigeria Women Premier League, has been dormant for most part of the season, even Before the arrival of the deadly coronavirus, the league has always remain in a dilapidated state. The league was reportedly cancelled some days ago, due to issues encountered going ahead with the start of the league.
Queen Moseph in a live radio chat with Isaiah Akinremi on a program tagged ‘SPORTS LENS’ on IBR 92.5 Fm, monitored by OJBSPORT, admonished the government to intensify their efforts in helping female football grow in Nigeria, while stating the need to search for sponsors, to help reduce the rate government owned clubs in the league.
“Female Football needs more support from the governemnt, we have just been held back by the lack of funds, getting Sponsors too, will help in mitigating this trend. “
The versatile journalist, reiterated the need to for Private organizations to take charge of some NWPL sides, reducing the number of clubs owned by the governement. Recently, the Confederation Of African Football, (CAF) launched the female version of the CAF Champions League, in a bid to place more priority on women football in the continent, Queen was full of praise for this development, stating that CAF need to ensure a favourable format is set for the tournament.
“It is a good move, this girls needs exposure, CAF had this agenda in the pipeline before, it is nice that it has been approved, with a big support from FIFA, i hope CAF will provide a favourable Format for the start of the competition”
Many have once upon a time opined that, since we have the Male and female version of the champions league in Europe, then CAF should follow suits. It is a good news that such move has been approved.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria are still in a state of oblivion as to who will be the permanent manager of the team. When asked which is the best fit for the job, foreign or local coach. Queen, posited that, any of the two will be ideal, stating that she want a quality coach.
The Basketball freak, feels Florence Omagbemi should be given another chance, even though she had little blemish, when she won the AWCON with the team. The date for the new season is yet to be decided. The return of female football in the country maybe delayed, because sporting activities are yet to resume in the country.