The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has declared its support for Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, as training begins at her Football for girls camp.
Present at the training camp, NFF First Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi said Oshoala’s desire to continue sponsoring a football championship for girls would help discover more female talents in football in the country.
The Asisat Oshoala Football Championship for Girls, kicked off on Wednesday at the Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos.
“The NFF is delighted that Oshoala is putting up this championship to promote education and football among girls in Nigeria and Africa.
“By next year, the federation will be more involved in the championship and also encourage other organisations or individuals, who are ready to put up programmes like this,” he said.
Chioma Ajunwa, Nigeria Olympic Gold medalist, who was a special guest at the programme, urged the participants at the event to be disciplined and focused in the championship.
“The girls should use this opportunity to give their best. The female footballers should also realize, as they go on in their football career that getting educated should also be a priority,” she said.
The championship which is divided into two groups of amateur footballers and secondary school players commenced its screening on Wednesday.
Players on the secondary school category were screened by coaches from Barcelona Academy before the amateur players began their screening.
The first phase of screening will end on Friday, December 5, after which talented players will be picked from the two groups to compete in the championship finals billed for December 21 to 24.
At the end of the tournament, the best player will be given football scholarship training to Spain, while 23 outstanding players will be enrolled in the Barcelona Academy in Lagos by the Oshoala Foundation, according to the organisers.