The Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, Madam Aisha Falode, has taken the first step in the journey of her aspiration as the executive member of NFF.
She declared her intention to join the race for a seat in the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation in the September 30 Elective Congress slated for Benin City, Edo State.
Madam Falode, the only female appointed Executive Committee member of the present NFF, held her declaration of intention to contest for exco seat on the NFF at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja.
At the occassion witnessed by friends and well wishers she informed that she decided to throw her hat in the ring in the list of Nigerians seeking elective positions into the executive committee of the NFF because of her desire to effectively build up women’s football both at the league and national team levels.
“I want to be a real stakeholder in Nigeria Football Federation, with real stake and not limited by the status of an appointee”,
“For me I want to be fully involved in the decision making and implimentation of developmental programmes in Nigerian football”,
“I want to be part of that authority who take initiatives and run those ideas of taking the country’s football to another level”,
“I want to have the opportunity as a member of the NFF Executive Committee that will be enabled to push for a professionally run NFF”,
“It’s better to contest and win a seat on the Executive Committee, and get on board so as to ensure the gains made in women’s football are not watered down”,
“I want to join hands to help build a Secretariat that is modern, and will enable us to keep the Nigeria Women Football League making consistent progress and have a sense of belonging to women’s football”, she said.
Falode, who is aspiring for NFF exco seat from the Edo State Football Association, noted that, the idea behind her aspiration for the seat is to make sure Nigerian female football professional existence is not shut down.