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Dare, Tallen lead top dignitaries to NWPL Super Four tournament


Sports Minister, Sunday Dare and his Women Affairs counterpart, Pauline Tallen are among the top dignitaries expected at the Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) Super Four Championship, which begins at the Agege Stadium, Lagos on Friday.

According to the Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode, Dare and Tallen are among the top government officials and industry players that have confirmed their presence at the competition, which determines the champions of the 2018/2019 women league.

Falode, who is also a board member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), said the two ministers, who are positively relevant to the event, would play multiple roles at the grand finale, which has been fixed for Sunday, November 3, 2019. 

“The two Ministers whose presence would add value to the grand finale, will combine to take the ceremonial kick-off before they will combine forces at both the Third Play final and the final.

“The duo will take turn to present medals and trophies to the last three teams on the final day.”

An elated Falode, said she noticed that the Minister for Women Affairs fell in love with women’s football when she attended the Japan 2020 Olympic qualifier between Nigeria’s Super Falcons and the Atlas Lioness of Algeria at the Agege Stadium. 

“We are very happy for her confirmation of attendance as a special guest. We are also most delighted to have the indefatigable Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, in our midst. Since he resumed office as Minister, he has constantly played a fatherly role in the development of women’s football in Nigeria. We appreciate his extra care towards ensuring a standard women’s football fortune in Nigeria. 


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