A director on the Aisha Falode-led Nigeria Women Football League board, Henrietta Ukaigwe has hinted that this season’s Super Four tournament will take centre stage in Lagos.
The former Super Falcons Team Coordinator explained that the drive to attract sponsorship is the major reason why Lagos, which is often regarded as the economic capital of West Africa, is being strategically considered to host the competition.
Ukaigwe has rated the NWFL board highly for how they have been able to ensure the smooth running of the league so far but she did not fail to add that there is room for improvement.
“We are understudying a lot of other leagues,” she told LadiesMarch in an exclusive interview. “Yes, we are the oldest league in Africa but where have we gotten with it. That’s why we are trying to get to the next stage and I think after this first half, the second half will be more than what we’ve done so far.”
“And after that we will play our Super Four. That is the key mark of our league this year and definitely, by His grace we intend playing it in Lagos where we will have the corporate bodies in Lagos come and watch us play and go back to give an assessment of what they’ve seen.
“We have our NWFL media where clips of our matches are shown on TV every week. So the corporate bodies are watching they know that we have a market we are selling and by the grace of God we are looking towards multiple sponsors.” Ukaigwe said.
The Super Four which is aimed at deciding the eventual champions of the Nigeria Women Premier League will see the best two teams from Group A battle the best two teams from Group B for the ultimate prize.