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NFF Launches Aisha Buhari Cup To Celebrate 30 Years Of Women’s Football

NFF Launches Aisha Buhari Cup To Celebrate 30 Years Of Women’s Football

Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, will celebrate 30 years of women’s. football in Nigeria in September this year with the the First Lady Aisha Buhari cup

Chairperson of the Nigeria Football Federation Women Football development committee, Alhaja Ayo Omidiran who disclosed this in an interview after the inauguration of the committee disclosed that the occasion will also be used to honour and appreciate those who have supported the growth of the game.

“Though women football begun in Nigeria long before 30 years, we decided to use our qualication for the first women’s world cup in 1991 to celebrate the game in Nigeria. It is going to be a very big event to honour all those who helped in lifting the game to enviable height,” Alhaja Omidiran stated.


Nigeria’s Super Falcons squad in 1991

“Part of the things we planned to use to mark the occasion include a football competition named Aisha Buhari Cup, awards night to appreciate all those who have brought honour to the country and those that have supported the growth of the game in Nigeria.”

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The former FIFA and CAF committees member stated further that her committee will recommend to NFF some lofty plans the members have mapped out.

“We have various plans to make all grades of our national teams develop to higher levels as well as help develop our coaches. We shall make our recommendation to the NFF and hopefully, our plans will be implemented,” the proprietor of Omidiran Babes Ladies Club added.

By Richard Jideaka, Abuja

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