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Women’s football legend Nwadike lauds Aisha Buhari’s gestire

PASADENA, : Nigeria's Rita Nwadike (C) battles with In Sil Yun (L) and Yong Suk Sol (R) of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in first round action of their 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Pasadena, CA, 20 June, 1999. Nwadiki scored Nigeria's second and winning goal to defeat North Korea 2-1. AFP PHOTO Mike NELSON (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Nigeria legend Rita Nwadike has poured encomiums on the First Lady, Dr. (Mrs.) Aisha Buhari for agreeing to headline the upcoming Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Football Tournament kicking off in the City of Lagos, Nigeria from September 15 – 21.

Nwadike said the Aisha Buhari Cup with the theme Playing for Good is a most laudable project under the First Lady’s Future Assured Programme (FAP) for the girl-child, women and the less privileged in the society.

“I thank the organisers of the Aisha Buhari Cup who took the bold step to meet with Mr President’s wife over this noble project and the First Lady’s decision to support the bringing of the best women teams in Africa to Nigeria. For the girl-child, it’s the best gift possible and I want to appreciate her for doing this noble project during her tenure.

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On the Super Falcons’ squad, Nwadike asserted the players therein are the best and capable of lifting the maiden ABC trophy for the country.

“I’m satisfied with the list, I think that’s the best the new team’s handler can work with at the moment. He is familiar with all the players and has been working with them at various tournaments. He cannot begin now to experiment, not at this invitational tournament that everyone is coming to win.

The Aisha Buhari Foundation focuses on women, young girls as well as vulnerable citizens like widows, orphans and the disabled. The programme involves training for entrepreneurial skills and provision of starter packs, conditional and unconditional cash transfers and provision of business tools.


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