By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Super Falcons and FC Barcelona forward, Asisat Oshoala has said that the Nigeria Women’s Football League, NWFL is improving with more games and no walkovers, www.kick442.com can report.
The four-times African Footballer of the Year in a monitored interview on Sports Radio, Brila FM applauded the rebranding effort of the NWFL board.
“The women league in Nigeria has actually improved. Rebranding is very important in everything. I really give kudos to Madam Aisha Falode because she started the rebranding process of the league. It’s really helpful. If not for the COVID-19 pandemic I am sure that the league would have kicked off by now.” She told Babafemi Raji.
The former FC Robo Queens striker maintained that the NWFL still needs sponsors so that things will fall into proper places for the league as she agreed that sponsorship problem is a lingering issue for the league.
“The trouble in the league is still the same trouble in terms of sponsorship. The league still needs sponsors. Truly the league is getting better. More teams are completing their season. Before now, we do see walkovers every week, but now we don’t get to see walkovers. It still boils down to the fact that at least they are still playing games that give room for talent discovery every year. Without the consistency of the women’s league, new talents won’t be discovered.” She concluded.
The NWFL rebranded itself this year to mark 30 years of the league existence which also paved the way for rechristening of the leagues.
The 2019-2020 season which didn’t kick off before COVID-19 pandemic was scrapped by the NWFL in preparation for a round-robin 2020-2021 season, a departure from the normal abridged league season.
The Aisha Falode led NWFL board is working towards making the league more competitive with the round-robin league format in order for Nigeria to present quality representatives for the maiden CAF Women’s Champions League slated to kick off in 2021.
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