Her Game foundation female football tournament kicks-off with 16 teams

Her Game Sporting Foundation football tournament for girls has kicked-off in Abuja, with 16 teams battling for honours.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the maiden edition of the grassroots tournament got underway on Thursday at the Area 3 FIFA Goal Project astro pitch.

Mrs Pat Ayegba, Chairman, Female Football Committee, FCT FA told NAN, shortly after the kick-off that the tournament is meant to showcase and empower young female footballers in the FCT.

Ayegba who is the sponsor of the tournament, said that the foundation decided to partner with the FCT Football Association (FCT FA) so as to make much impact.

‘The Her Game Foundation is not just a tournament, but a movement, a movement that empowers women and girls to embrace their strength, passion and potential.

‘Football is not just a game, it’s a platform for growth, for learning and breaking barriers.

‘It teaches us team work, discipline and resilience, it shows us that with hard work and determination, we can achieve greatness,’ she s

NAN reports that the kick-off was preceded with a march-past by participating teams, and presentation of branded jerseys and balls by the sponsor to each of the teams.

Football stakeholders and board members of the FCT FA were also present at the entertaining opening ceremony.

The tournament which has female secondary schools and football academies participating will end on July 7.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria
Source: News Agency of Nigeria