Head of the Management Committee of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode, has affirmed that, the women’s league body has the mandate to evolve into a global league brand, capable of competing favourably with top women’s leagues across the world.
Falode, said this at the NWFL-LaLiga Coaches Online Training Masterclass aimed at taking coaches in the various women’s clubs in Nigeria to greater heights.
The training programme in partnership with LaLiga is a step further in the development of the women’s game with the LaLiga women’s league, one of the activation points of the MoU signed in 2018 between the NWFL and LaLiga.
Falode in her opening speech at the online training programme on Monday, expressed her gratitude to LaLiga, most especially to Pedro Malabia, Head of La Liga Women Football and the entire LaLiga team for their help and commitment making the training programme a reality.
She noted: “The NWFL began in 1990 and its 30 years in 2020. One of the best ways to celebrate is to improve the quality of play in our clubs. That is to play beautiful, modern and progressive brands of football that will help develop quality of the league and attract more fans to the clubs.
“We have a mandate at the NWFL, to evolve into a global league brand that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with some of Europe’s best. It requires a lot of work and you coaches are a very big part of making that vision a reality. Technical development of the league is a very important part of our plan to evolve the NWFL. As the NWFL evolves, the coaches too must evolve.”
She added that: “We have therefore taken this first step to help broaden the knowledge of our coaches and open the door to a wide range of opportunities for them to further develop themselves.
Falode, who is also a board member of the Nigeria Football Federation, stressed that, the coaches must take up the responsibility to improve themselves and their teams, so as to improve the quality of play as well as their professionalism. In the long run, this will reward the fans with good football and talent development. And together we can deliver the NWFL of our dreams