1 By Muhyideen Jimoh
2 Paul Edeh, president of the Naija Ratels Football Club Abuja, called for more support for the development of the women’s football league in Nigeria.
3 Edeh told the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday that all stakeholders should focus more on developing the league in line with international best practices.
4 “We need to focus more on the development of women’s football in the country, there is too much emphasis on men’s football.
5 “There’s a lot of potential in the women’s league, it’s a gold mine that we really need to tap into and use to empower the girl and these young women out there,” he said.
6 Football mogul and founder of the Ratels Sports Development Foundation said his NWFL championship teams Naija Ratels and
Honey Badgers wanted to change the face of women’s football in Nigeria.
7 NAN reports that the football mogul previously hosted executive members of the FCT Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) led by Ndubueze Chidoka.
8 Edeh took the opportunity to call for unity within the association while pledging vital support for three years to the association.
9 “We are partners of the SWAN FCT because of the professional and diligent manner in which it has conducted itself over the years.
10 “My advice to all Nigerians and sports writers is to always find the factors that unite us more than anything else.
11 “There has to be a meeting ground, my focus in sport was to seek a platform that will best unite us as a people. I created the Ratels Sports Development Foundation to further realize this goal, ”he said.
12 The lawyer turned football administrator said the sport, if properly managed, can be used to unite, empower and create a thriving business sector for Nigerians. (NAA)