The First Lady Dame Patience Ebele Jonathan has accepted to become Nigeria Women Football League GRAND MATRON
Chairman of the Nigeria Women Football League Chief Dilichukwu Onyedinma said the First Lady convey her acceptance through a letter dated November 24, and signed by Rosana Oba in her office.
Onyedinma said “We are happy to inform Nigerians that the First Lady Dame (Mrs.) Patience Ebele Jonathan has accepted our proposal to her to be our Grand Matron. The letter which was addressed to me read in parts “ reference to your letter dated 31st October, 2014 on the conferment of Honour of the Grand Matron of Women Football in Nigeria and presentation of the Super Falcons and Africa Women Championship to the First Lady, I am directed to acknowledge receipt and to convey Her Excellency’s approval to host you. Nevertheless, we understand that Mr. President should be hosting you before Her Excellency, the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.
Continuing, the letter said “You may wish to contact us after you have been seen by Mr. President. The First Lady appreciates all your efforts in winning the trophy and Nigerians are indeed proud of you. Thank you for your kind consideration and please accept the assurance of Her Excellency’s consideration and best regards” the letter concluded.
Onyedinma went ahead to appreciate the First Lady for accepting the honour, and said that would be the best thing that would happen to Women Football in Nigeria in recent times.
The NFF Executive Board member also appreciated the ”WOMEN SPORTS DEVELOPER AWARD bestowed on her by the Oyo State Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN). She dedicated the award to all Women Football Stakeholders in Country, saying that their passion and interest has sustained the game in the country till date. She promised that their efforts would never be in vain.
She thanked the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Oyo state Chapter for the recognition and pray that God should continue to guide them as we approach the New year. She wished all Nigerians merry Christmas and Happy New year in advance.


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