Chairperson of the Nigerian Women Football League (NWFL), Aisha Falode (middle) flanked by a member of the board, Henrietta Ukaigwe (left) and Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Kweku Tandoh during the unveiling of programme for the maiden Champions Shield slated for Agege Stadium…on March 4.

The board of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) yesterday were full of thanks to Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode over what they described as his fatherly interventions in the development of women football.

One of such interventions, according to the NWFL Chairperson, Aisha Falode is the governor’s decision to sponsor and host the maiden Champions Shield, which has been slated to hold at the Agege Township Stadium on March 4.

The Champions Shield, which will feature the league champions, Nasarawa Amazons and Aiteo Cup winners, Rivers Angels, is the royal celebration of the very best of NWFL where the two best teams from the outgone season square up against each other to determine the true champions of the season.

The NWFL Champions Shield will also herald the 2018 NWFL season and is therefore the first silverware to be contested for by the two best teams in the league today.

“We cannot thank Governor Ambode enough for he has shown that he represents the new face of leadership in both sports and arts. Lagos has been the leader in youth development efforts since he became governor of this state.

“We knew he would help us to take the women game forward, but we…

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