It is that time of the year again when all the stakeholders gather in a central location to celebrate the best in Nigerian women football. The occasion is the Nigerian Women Football League’s (NWFL) Charity Shield, which pitches Cup winners, Rivers Angels against (NWFL) Super Four champions, Nasarawa Angels.
It is a novel competition, which fittingly is being bankrolled by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos, who has shown tremendous passion for the welfare of the girl child.
Already, the (NWFL) secretariat has moved to Lagos to ensure the maiden Champions Shield meets bookmakers’ prediction as the best championship ever held in the annals of women football. According to (NWFL) chairperson, Aisha Falode, before the Champions Shield game, the women football league board will hold its congress on March 3 to set the stage for the 2018 season’ activities.
The maiden Champions Shield will hold at the newly refurbished ‘Soccer Temple,’ Agege International Stadium on March 4. Part of the activities preceding the Champions Shield is a mentorship talk on education and football involving over 1000 girls, which is part of the league body’s Community Relations Service (CRS), Falode said. She revealed that the body was working round the clock with Lagos State officials to give the football feast the ambience and flavour it deserves, adding, “Of course, the activities and headquarters of the (NWFL) have been moved to Lagos to ensure the Congress and Champions Shield turned out a huge success”.