The Nigeria Football Federation has concluded plans for the second in the series of seminars on FIFA Female Leadership Development Programme (Accelerator project).
The project, titled ‘Education for Character Moulding and Career Enhancement among Female Football Players in Nigeria,’ will hold in Abuja on Tuesday, 1st November 2016.
Coordinator of the Programme, Miss Ruth David, who is also Head of NFF Women Football Unit, said that this second prorgamme will involve players of the U20 Women National Team (Falconets) and those of the Senior Women National Team (Super Falcons).
While the Falconets are preparing for the 8th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea, taking place 13thNovember – 3rd December, the Super Falcons are gearing up for the defence of their Women Africa Cup of Nations title in Cameroon, 19th November – 3rd December.
NFF President Amaju Pinnick is expected to declare the seminar open, with 1st Vice President Seyi Akinwunmi to chair the motivational talks to be delivered by four eminent resource persons.
The resource persons are Hon. Ayo Omidiran, a leading women football investor and former NFF Board Member who is presently Member of the Sports Committee of the House of Representatives; Mrs Hauwa Kulu-Akinyemi, Director of the Federations and Elite Athletes Department of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports; Ms Aisha Falode, noted women’s football promoter, CAF Match Commissioner and Member, CAF Media Committee and; Ms Henrietta Ukaigwe, leading journalist and women’s football promoter.
Omidiran will speak on ‘Education and Self Confidence among Female Football Players in Nigeria’ while Kulu-Akinyemi will dwell on ‘Job Opportunities Open to Educated Sports Women’ and Falode will talk on the possibility of combining football with formal education. Ukaigwe, a former Coordinator of the U17 Women National Team and the Super Falcons, will speak on her experience as a team official.
David is one of 15 women football administrators across the globe taking part in the ongoing FIFA Female Leadership Development Programme.
The first seminar, which held at the same venue in August, had in attendance players of the U17 Women National Team (Flamingoes) as well as players from Clubs in the Nigeria Women Football League.