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Edo set for CAF Women’s Champions League, WAFU-B hosting



Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu addressing the LOC members

The  refurbished Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City is set to host this year’s sub regional CAF Women’s Championships League tagged WAFU B 2023.

Inaugurating the Local Organising Committee, for the tournament in Benin, Edo State Deputy Governor,  Philip Shaibu charged the members to hit the ground running and make the tournament a memorable one.

He said   the Edo State Government is set to host and come out with the best of its kind in the West African subregion. The inauguration held  in his office at the Government House, Benin while the NFF officials joined virtually from Abuja.

The committee is headed by Chairman, Edo State Sports Commission, Yusuf Ali and Babagana  Kelli as Vice chairman.

Other members are Mrs  Sabina Chikere,  Margaret Icheen, Hajia Amina Daura, Aisha Falode,  Ruth David, Dr Emmanuel Igbinosa, Victor Edopkayi and  Tony Owen.  Mrs Modupe Shabi serves as  Secretary.


Seven countries in the West African sub region are taking part in the two-week tournament. These are: Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso, Benin Republic, Niger Republic and Cote d’Ivoire.

It runs from August 18 to September 2, 2023.

Responding on behalf of the committee,  Ali said: ” as host state, we are leaders in Nigerian women football, we shall not disappoint Edo people and indeed Nigeria. We shall come out with the best tournament in the history of CAF”.


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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