NWFL kicks off today amid UN partnership

NWFL kicks off today amid UN partnership

The United Nations (UN) programme to protect young girls from the dangers of the society is one of the innovations as  this year’s Nigerian Women Football League (NWFL) kicks off in seven centres across the country today.

Recently, the NWFL leadership signed a partnership with UN Women on #Safehome Campaign to ensure the protection of NWFL players in all the centres and their camps throughout the season.

To that effect, UN Women Country Representative, Ms. Comfort Lamptey, and her team will be at the Lafia Township Stadium to watch the week one star match involving Nasarawa United and FC Robo of Lagos.

NWFL Chairperson, Aisha Falode said: “The partnership is one of the innovations we have introduced into the system to ensure that our girls are safe.

“Every girl has the right to protect her body and make independent choices. Our girls are no longer vulnerable because now we have a programme that protects them and allows them to play their game to the best of their ability.

“These, aside from many other things, would enable the team players, the coaches and the referees give their best in the game and would invariably up the standard of the opening game of the season.”

Meanwhile, expected at the opening game of the season between Nasarawa Amazons and FC Robo of Lagos are Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, and his Women Affairs counterpart, Mrs. Pauline Tallen, as well as NFF board members and top executives.

The star match in Lafia, as well as the game between Edo Queens and Royal Queens, which will hold at the newly reconstructed Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, will be played under floodlight.

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