The immediate past Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), Chief (Mrs) Dilichukwu Onyedinma has said domestic women’s football in the country is gradually collapsing under the current leadership of the league.
NWPL incumbent chairperson, Aisha Falode, had a few days ago attacked the former NWFL board with a claim that the country’s women’s football league is now better organised and managed.
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However, Mrs Onyedinma, under whose watch as board chairperson, the NWFL birthed a professionally-handled women League from pro-level (division two standard) to the amazement of many football lovers wondered why the present leadership would just be left in hands of one person with poor football management skills.
“Where do I start from, where’s women’s domestic football development today? Everything is collapsing because one person is running the show. No more accountability. Nothing to hold on to. No new grassroots players have been discovered in the past five years or so, unlike what was obtained when we were there.
“I hear she even struggles to call Congress annually. NWFL is now managed as if is a state league. Throughout the time I chaired a properly constituted board, Congresses were held as at when due and in different states without any hindrance.
“There is no how a leadership set-up ordinarily designed for a full board structure can function well with just one person taking decisions alone,” Mrs Onyedinma said.
For the past five years, the current NWFL leadership, which was renewed two years ago has been running without a properly constituted board as against stipulated status vis-a-vis approval by the NFF hierarchy.