There has been a surge in the number of players from the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) moving abroad after their exploits in the oldest women’s football league in Africa.
As the 2022/2023 NWFL Premiership season kicks off next Wednesday, all eyes will be on the Stars of the league displaying their talents for scouts to spot them ahead of the next transfer window.
“Foreign-based Super Falcons players were all Nigeria Women Football League products. It is now that we see an Ifeoma Onumonu, Ashleigh Plumptre, and co that we call foreign based players. Ngozi Okobi, Desire Oparanozie, Onome Ebi, Halimatu Ayinde, and Francisca Ordega, are all products from our league. That shows that the Nigeria Women’s Football League was good or is good up till now because we still see our players moving. Monday Gift just moved to Spain.” Women’s football enthusiast and Confluence Queens supporter club Chairman, Moses Bako Nagogo told www.kick442.com while discussing the quality of NWFL.
While the Super Falcons struggle to stamp its dominance in Africa which also cut to the CAF Women’s Champions League with South Africa and emerging Morocco, players in the NWFL continue to move abroad during and at the end of the season.
South Africa defeated Morocco 2-1 to win the 2022 Women’s African Cup of Nations (WAFCON) and in a reverse way, ASFAR FC of Morocco thrashed Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC of South Africa 4-0 to win the 2022 CAF Women’s Champions League.
“When we look at the present NWFL, the likes of Monday Gift, Vivian Ikechukwu, Koku Damilola, Glory Ogbonna, Tosin Demehin, and the rest have moved abroad because of their qualities while playing in the NWFL which is a plus for us.” Moses Bako Nagogo concluded.
At the end of the 2021/2022 NWFL Premiership season, the likes of Tosin Demehin (from Rivers Angels to Stade de Reims, France), Rofiat Imuran (from Rivers Angels to Stade de Reims), and Monday Gift (from FC Robo Queens to Granadilla Tenerife, Spain) are the major players that recently moved from NWFL clubs.
As the season kick-off approaches, we expect the shining lights of the league to move abroad at the end of the season.
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