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Female football club owner cries for help

Just six months in the game of football, the Ibadan based team gained promotion to the elite league thereby becoming the second team that would…

Just six months in the game of football, the Ibadan based team gained promotion to the elite league thereby becoming the second team that would be representing Oyo State in the cadre.

While lamenting on the financial burden incurred as the sole financier of the club when speaking with sports writers in Ibadan, Oyewole stated his team’s promotion to play in the Women’s elite League next season has remained a mixed blessing to him due to the economic situation faced in his quest to sustain the team.

Similarly, he stressed that the team made him and the entire people of Oyo State proud by booking ticket to play in the top female league at its first attempt, but said his predicament remains how to get the financial respite to continue in funding the team.

In addition, the environmentalist cried that being among the elite female clubs in the country would only bring added financial responsibilities to the team and self as he therefore pleaded that the Oyo State government and corporate bodies should come to the team’s aid.

“Honestly, I am very happy that the team gained promotion to the elite female league, but I am equally at cross roads on how to continue to sustain the team financially as everybody knows that I am a civil servant. The club is in dire need of a lot of things, and that is a burden I cannot manage alone. I am therefore appleading to the state government and corporate bodies to come to our rescue. They should help us in the growth and development of women football in the country”, he said.

Meanwhile, Tewo Queens that defeated NITO Queens to lift the Oyo State FA Cup have crashed out of the 2008/09 Women National Challenge Cup Competition. The team grouped alongside Pelican Stars, Kogi Confluence and Golden City Queens of Ogun State among others in the Port Harcourt Centre have since returned to their base in Ibadan.