By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
The Soccer Queens Cup and logo were unveiled on Thursday, December 9, 2021, in Lokoja, Kogi State capital in preparation for the maiden edition slated to take place from Monday, February 7 to Monday, February 14, 2021.
The coordinator of the tournament, Mr. Moses Bako Nagogo during the unveiling ceremony thanked the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) board under the leadership of Ms. Aisha Falode for giant strides in women’s football noticeable at the grassroots level.
He said: “It baffles me when some people say that women’s football is not developing in Nigeria. In Lagos alone, we have over 20 women’s football clubs that were not there 20 years earlier. When we talk about development, numbers are also important.”
He unveiled the tournament’s logo alongside the Team Manager of Confluence Queens, Mrs. Ojo Oluwatosin after speaking about the six participating teams from the six geo-political zones of the country.
The Soccer Queens Cup will be an annual grassroots football tournament organized by Soccer Queens.
The Tournament which cuts across the 6 geopolitical zones is aimed at talent discovery, love, unity, and girl child empowerment.
The theme of the Soccer Queens Cup is “ PLAYING FOR LOVE” which is dedicated to using Football as a tool to promote love in Nigeria and Africa in general.
The Tournament will take place in Lokoja, Kogi State from Monday 7th February to Monday 14th February 2022.
Participants shall include grassroots teams only with an emphasis on U16.
Participating teams include:
North Central … Abruka Queens Ilorin, Kwara State
North East .. Jewel Queens of Gombe
Kaduna Queens Feeders
South East: Imo Strikers
South-South .. Fortress Ladies, Benin, Edo State
South West .. Royaltoms Academy Queens
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