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Partners enthusiastic as Edo State hosts female soccer fiesta
…accommodation arrangement for players, officials finalised
As the much awaited female soccer fiesta, Women Professional Football League Super (NWPL) four begins on Monday, in Benin City, capital of Edo State, several partners willing to latch on to the tournament are in a frenzy.
The interest in partnering with the Edo State government on the 2017 NWPL Super Four championship, according to sources conversant with developments around the league, is as a result of the high premium the Obaseki-led administration places on sports, which has made the state the preferred destination for sporting events.
The Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia Stadium is wearing a new look and hotel reservations for players and officials of the tournament have been finalised for the participants to have a hitch-free event.
Coaches of the participating teams; Bayelsa Queens, Delta Queens, Rivers Angels and Nasarawa Amazons have expressed their excitements about playing in Benin City because of the reception that was given to the female under 20 national team, the Falconets and the excellent result they got against the Tanzanites.
Chairperson of the Women’s League in Nigeria, Aisha Falode, said she is excited with the support of the Edo State Governor and promised that in future, if given any challenge by the Edo State government, she will not relent but deliver.
L- R: Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu; Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., celebrating with fans during the 3 – 0 defeat of Tanzania by the Falconets at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City recently.