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First Aisha Buhari Cup tourney berths in September

The first edition of the First Lady Aisha Buhari Cup competition is set to be organised by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in celebration of 30 years of women football in the country in September.

Ayo Omidiran, Chairperson of NFF’s Women Football Development Committee, disclosed this on Sunday in Abuja.

She said the occasion would also be used to honour and appreciate all those who have supported the growth of the game.

“Though women football begun in Nigeria long before 30 years, but we decided to use our qualification for the first edition of the FIFA 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 this enviable height we have attained now,” the former House of Representatives member said.

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She disclosed that part of the activities the NFF had planned to use to mark the occasion was the football competition to be named the “Aisha Buhari Cup” and an awards night.

”It is to appreciate all those who have brought honour to the country and those that have supported the growth of the game in Nigeria,” Omidiran added.

The former member of FIFA and CAF Committees on Women Football also stated that her committee would recommend to the 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 to help develop our coaches.

“We shall make our recommendations to the NFF and hopefully our plans will be implemented,” the proprietor of Omidiran Babes Women Football Club said

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