Sports Editors Guild Hails Falode’s Appointment


*Congratulates Olajire, Obi
The umbrella body of sports media leadership in Nigeria, The Sports Editors Guild has saluted the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), over recent appointments made by the body especially that of the Chairperson of the Nigeria Women’s League, Aisha Falode.

Falode was on Monday appointed the Chairperson of the Nigeria Women’s Leagues with Ms Nkechi Obi to serve as the Chief Operating Officer, while Mr Ademola Olajire was promoted Ag. Director of Communications by the NFF.

President of the Sports Editors’ Guild, Tony Ubani, said in a statement said that with the appointment of Falode, the body was sure that women’s football in Nigeria will witness a drastic transformation of immeasurable proportion especially in the area of corporate governance and support.

“We acknowledge past leadership of the women’s league and they also gave their all and did their best but here we are with one of us, a journalist of repute given the mantle to redefine women’s football in Nigeria, we must thank the NFF leadership of Amaju Pinnick for this stance and we are certain that Falode will not disappoint going by her antecedent”.

Ubani while also thanking the NFF for the appointment of Obi and Olajire declared that it has become obvious that the media can and is ready to play a pivotal role in rediscovering the great days that Nigeria was a true giant in African sports.

“We trust that our esteemed colleagues who have been so appointed to these exalted seats won’t let us and indeed Nigerian football down, what we seek for them is support from all and sundry”.