Naija Ratels FC president Barrister Paul Edeh has underscored the need for investments in the Nigerian Premier League.
The commercial and property lawyer and a sports promoter opines commensurate investments would perpetually give women’s football a face lift.
Responding to journalists on a sports WhatsApp Platform, Family United By Football FUBF, he noted: “Yes I support equal pay for both gender in football but I do not think this is the right time to advocate for equal pay.
“The reward system, payments and other remuneration is a product of what people had given and if you compare the two categories you find out that the investment in male category is much.
“I think we need to be realistic and see how far the male folks have come in the game of football, the female football started a couple of years back and are not at par with male football.
“For now, I advocate that the parity should not be too wide but saying that males are treated better, l don’t think that’s a case. When FIFA is giving bonuses, the female folks is far less than the male folks because where you really find people investing in is the male category of this game.
“Sponsors give more to male football than female and l think we should build female football to a level.
”When we get to that level that equal pay is ripe, we will know it, in fact we would not even need to advocate and until then, I don’t think the advocacy may work.”