Nigeria: Lesbianism killIing women football in Nigeria - NFF vice-president

Vice-president of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Seyi Akinwumi, says one of the problems affecting the growth of women’s soccer team in Nigeria is lesbianism.

The Barrister said this at the weekend when he featured on a sport personality programme ‘Hot Seat’ organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, Oyo State chapter, in Ibadan.

According to him, “Lesbianism kills women’s soccer teams.

“People are afraid to talk about it. The coaches take advantage of the girls, so there is much more to build in female football.

“My passion for female football honestly is as great as it is for grassroots football. But in reality, there are lots of problems affecting the growth of women’s football in this country. It costs more and returns less. There is fewer players, less interests, in female football than male football.

“I took a historical look at countries and teams which have had success in this category, they started the way we also started, and it was difficult for them in the beginning as well.

“No sponsor, lack of interest, funding and others are also major problems, but I discovered here that what will fund female football is male football, and male football itself is gasping for breath,” he added.
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