By; Ayo Ojedokun, Lagos.
After over one week of action, plans have been concluded by the local organizing committee of the 21st edition of the Amalgamation of Nigeria Women Football Club Coaches (ANNWFCC) to play the grand finale of the tournament Amidst fun fair on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Legacy pitch of the National Stadium, Lagos.
It has been fun and excitement as over 270 women footballers drawn from different parts of the country have been engrossed in competitive football action with intent of warming up for the Nigeria Women Football season and getting attention of national teams and other club’s coaches and managers.
Acting President of the association, Hans Kramer told journalists that Saturday’s closing ceremony would commence with an All Stars 11 selection clash against former Super Falcons Stars who have featured in the Pre- season tournament at the Legacy pitch of the National before now ahead of the final showdown.
With 18 teams bearing various countries’ names, Hans who has been chairman of the organizing committee (LOC) in the last four editions said he would not be surprised if Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials fail to show up at the finals.
“I expect officials of Lagos FA, past footballers, Journalists and other stakeholders to be at the finals, but not NFF. The NFF has never bordered to appreciate our role in 17 years of my involvement in the tournament .They have never come to see what we are doing , so I will be surprised if they come on Saturday.
“We are proud to have produced some national team players and also give clubs a chance to pick players. But the NFF must know that they are not supporting women football”, concluded the gangling Swiss women football promoter who expressed gratitude to some key officials of the body like Rolandson Odeh, Chinedu Ogbenna, Mike Ayoka, Diana Ansak, Norbert Onwuzirike and Joy Etim amongst others.