5th October, 2012
Eze Ndigbo of Lagos, Eze Ohazulike has called on corporate bodies and sports philanthropists to contribute their quota to female football in Lagos.
Ohazulike stated this after Robo Queens walloped Aiyeloja Queens 5-0 in the opening match of Eze Ndigbo female football competition played on Tuesday at the Teachers Training College, Ifako-Ijaiye, Lagos.
The chairman of Tokas Queens, who lamented how female football has been neglected in the country, urged corporate bodies and sports philanthropists to channel resources into female football in Nigeria so that more talents could be discovered for future international competitions.
He said there is need to discover new talents that will represent the tired legs in the national teams, hence the need for regular grassroots football competitions.
“We need to focus on football development instead of footbll promotion. Most of the countries in Europe that are doing well in FIFA grade competitions pick their players from grassroots, so if Nigeria can imbibe this, our female football will be a force to be reckoned with among football playing nations,” he said.
Commenting on Tokas preparation’s for next season, Ohazulike disclosed that he is sponsoring Eze Nidigbo Cup as part of team’s pre- season training ahead of next season.
He said the tournament will help his coaches to discover good players that will play for Tokas Queens next season.
“I am trying to get new players for the club and that is why i sponosor Eze Ndigbo Cup every year.
“I am using this medium to call on corporate Nigeria to partner with us so that Tokas will be able to compete with other clubs in national competitions,” he said.