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Edo Queens unveil Matthew as new head coach


Management of Edo Queens Football Club yesterday unveiled Wemimo Matthew as the new Head Coach of the female team with a charge to return the club to its glory days.

State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, who supervised the unveiling at Government House, Benin, urged her to bring forth her wealth of experience to transform the team. “What we have done with Edo Queens is to make it a model for the girl-child to look up to and we decided to unveil a new head coach because of our performance in the just concluded Super 6. The management decided that we need a new coach that can groom young talents. Coach Matthew is well-educated and disciplined and we are already seeing some impact in the team since her arrival as some players have already been decamped due to wrong hairstyle.”


“She will help to develop young talents and will work in the 18 local government areas of the state to scout for young talents. We are blending sports with education. We encourage our players to be good ambassadors of the state; they must strive to be the best and we will support them with all necessary logistics. We’re interested in seeing them playing abroad; we’re also interested in monitoring their contracts if they are signed to a foreign team. We want to see our players make 80 percent of our national team,” he added.

He further reiterated that the male team, Bendel Insurance Football Club of Benin, would not participate in the Nigeria National League (NNL) if Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) fails to address the issue between the team and Remo Stars Football Club of Ogun State.

Matthew thanked the State Government for finding her worthy of the appointment, adding that she was going to make the state proud.


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