Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has lauded the Aisha Falode-led Nigeria Women Football League for their giant strides in the country.
Diri stated this while declaring open the 2022/2023 Annual General Meeting of the NWFL, which held at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Saturday.
“Today, the story has changed in women’s football in Nigeria, with the great works of the NWFL chairperson, Aisha Falode and her team,” Diri stated.
“In Bayelsa State today, women’s football has given us glories and we are proud of that. Women’s football has come of age and Nigerian players are doing great as professionals. The future of women’s football in Nigeria is green.”
The sports-loving Governor also urged corporate bodies and government at all levels to identify with the NWFL, saying it would help boost the league in a positive manner.
The 2022/23 NWFL Premiership will commence September 14, with 14 teams divided into two groups in the draw made on Saturday in Yenagoa.
Group A has defending champions Bayelsa Queens, Rivers Angels, Heartland Queens, Naija Ratels, Royal Queens, Delta Queens and Osun Babes.