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A dozen clubs to feature at Betsy Obaseki women’s football tournament



As interest in women football is getting a reawakening, 12 women’s football clubs have confirmed their entries for the maiden edition of the Betsy Obaseki Women Football Tournament.

The tournament, the brain child of Betsy Obaseki, the wife of Edo State Governor will hold in the ancient city of Benin and runs from 27, September till   October 4, 2021.

According to statement by the Head, Media and Communications of the Local Organising Committee, Comrade Ebomhiana Musa,  the 12 registered clubs are Edo Queens FC, Rivers Angels FC, Bayelsa Queens FC, Sunshine Queens FC, Robo FC, Heartland Queens FC,  Royal Queens FC, Confluence Queens FC, Kaduna Queens FC, Nija Ratels FC, Fortress Ladies FC and Rolly FC.

According to the spokesman; “this pre-season tournament which attracts big names in the football world across the country is expected to be played in four different venues in Benin.

However,  the finals and semi finals will be played in the re-modelled Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium,” Musa said.

” This tournament provides an opportunity to showcase our state of the art sporting facilities in Edo State and of course, it will also provide the participating clubs the opportunity to prepare their players in readiness for the 2021/ 22 league season.


“So, for the organisers and the participating clubs, it’s  a win win situation.”

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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