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Oshoala and Falode Advocate for Support of Women’s Football

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Asisat Oshoala, a forward for the Super Falcons, and Aisha Falode, a board member of the Nigeria Football Federation, have called for increased investment in Nigeria’s women’s football from both private and public sectors. This call was made during the final of the eighth Football4Girls tournament, an event organized annually by Oshoala.

Oshoala, who started the tournament in 2015 and has developed Falcons players Rasheedat Ajibade and Gift Monday, emphasized the growth and potential of women’s football, urging investment in the sport to create more opportunities for young players. “Female football is getting better every year; the awareness is there. So, it will be awesome for my teammates, friends and everyone who would love to invest in football to look at the women’s side as well. It will encourage a lot of kids and create opportunities for them,” Oshoala said.

Falode, also praised the quality of football during the tournament and expressed optimism for the future of the women’s game. She highlighted the talent displayed and the impact of Oshoala’s academy, emphasizing the promising future of women’s football in Nigeria. “You can see the quality of football and one of the players in the academy is already in the U-17 team. I see so many qualities, not only in the Oshoala academy, but in the other teams that played here as well. That is to tell you that the future of women’s football in Nigeria is endless. It is great.”

Furthermore, Falode commended Oshoala for her contribution to the younger generation, stating, “This is what we will continue to preach, when you are given so much, you must give back. Oshoala is giving back in a way that is unique, in a way that is empowering, meaningful and unusual. And you will have many girls who will aspire to be like her for what she’s done with football in Africa, in the world, it’s amazing. She has become an asset, not only to Nigeria but Africa,” Falode added.

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