The board members of the Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) and players competing in the Super 4 on Wednesday afternoon paid a visit to the Emotan Secondary School, Wire Road, Benin City, Edo State in the Aisha Falode initiative to encourage young Nigerians in schools to effectively combine education with sports.
The NWFL Vice Chairman, RT. Honourable Icheem Margaret, led other board members: Joe Amene, Alh. Mustapha Tahir, Honourable Kemisola Adesanya, Hajiya Hussein’s Suleiman, Henrietta Ukaigwe, Alhaji Abdullahi Mustapha, Matilda Otuene and the NWFL Chief Operating Officer, Ayo Abdulrahman to the NWFL Developmental Programme that had large attendance of students.
The players representatives from the four clubs in the Super 4 : Tochukwu Oluehi, Catherine Kenneth, Charity John and Arit Itu from Rivers Angels. Chioma Nwankwo, Nnodim Sarah, Mariam Ibrahim and Igboamalu Chinyere represented Nasarawa Amazons to speak to the female students to embrace sports as they study hard to achieve greatness in their education.
The players who were introduced one after the other by Ayo Rahman, told the students numbering over two thousand that their various personal experiences, how playing football and focusing on their education have helped them become the bread winners in their various families. The players urged the students to go the extra mile in ensuring that they engage in one sport or the other, as this will go a long way in aiding their easy assimilation of studies as sports will enable them to be mentally alert at all times.
The students asked questions on how they can become successful female footballers. The majority of the students of Emotan praised the Aisha Falode-led board and appealed to the leadership of the NWFL to speak to the school authority to detail a Sports Master that would start teaching them how to play football and compete in other sports as soon as possible.
The NWFL Vice Chairman, RT Honourable Icheem Margaret, promised to take the students’ message to the NWFL Chairperson, who she assured would take urgent steps to make the dreams of the students at Emotan Secondary School come true.
By Dapo Sotuminu