Growth of Women’s Football in Nigeria hindered – Emmanuel Osahon

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Chairman of NWPL side Robo Queens, Emmanuel Osahon has called for a revamp of Women’s football in the Country and insists there is an urgent for investment.

Osahon argued that the Players aren’t ‘properly catered for especially in the grassroots level’ and believes the shortcomings in the administration of Women’s football in Nigeria is stifling its growth potential.

The Club owner described as “overwhelming” the challenge of self-funding his team FC Robo, established 20 years ago.

FC Robo unearth several top quality players, who have gone on to represent Nigeria and won global acclaim, among them Asisat Oshoala, Rasheedat Ajibade and Monday Gift.

Osahon insists there is lack of motivation for most players back home – sometimes the Ladies play on empty stomachs – which does not speak good of a Professional Women football in the country.

He expressed confidence that the Country’s status in the Sport can be elevated if Teams are properly catered for; Players they should be paid.

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