The proprietor of Nigeria Women Football League’s multiple champions, Ufuoma Babes Football Club of Warri (now defunct), Elder Eddington Kuejubola, has advocated that the renown pioneers, financiers and supporters of Nigeria women football should be accorded honour and proper recognition during the upcoming Aisha Buhari Cup Invitational Women’s Tournament in Lagos.
Kuejubola, one of the founding fathers of women’s football in Nigeria, said the morale of these Nigerians who gave their lives to the growth and development of the game especially at a time when women’s football was not accepted in the society, would thus be lifted and their hearts fulfilled.
The former Chairman of the Delta State Football Association also noted: “It would not be too much if the ilk of women football founding fathers and mothers who are still alive are given some recognition during the continental championship. These clubs that these persons founded provided the players that made up the first Super Falcons team to the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 1991, and the national team has never failed to attend any edition of the FIFA World Cup till date. We should also not forget that the Super Falcons have gone from thence to win nine editions of the 11 Women Africa Cup of Nations titles on offer since the inaugural championship in 1998.
“The founders both dead and alive should be appreciated for making Nigerian women football what it is today.”