The Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) chairperson, Aisha Folade has said the history of women football in Nigeria cannot be written with finality without the evergreen signature of late Henrietta Ukaigwe.
Falode who was represented in a one day remembrance lecture in Owerri, Imo state in honour of late amiable NWFL board member by NWFL member, Joe Amene said that Late Henrietta has answered the supreme call meant for all mortals.
“Her death really gave devastating blow to the game of women’s football in Nigeria, the football family is still in rude shock at her premature departure of the ever smiling board member,” she said.
While thanking the organisers Wakawaka Sports for putting together the lecture insisting that’s the right way to go to keep Henrietta’s name in the minds of football lovers in the country because of what she fought for, stood for, and died for.
The chairperson recalled that late Henrietta was there for the development, empowerment of the girl-child, enthronement of a well built league and removal of every impediment on the girl-child towards achieving her potential and destiny through the sports.
Henrietta until her death was a board member of NWFL having served as Super Falcons coordinator and media attaché officer of the Falconets.
“Henrietta brought notable persons to both national and International lime light through her mentoring programme which includes Perpetua Nkwocha, Desire Oparanozie, Rita Nwadike, Stella Mbachu among others,” she said.
The chairman and CEO of Wakawaka Sports, Kennedy Onwunali said that he organised the one day lecture in honour of late Henrietta as a founding member of Wakawaka Sports and in remembrance of her achievements while alive.
He thanked the people present for making out time from their tight schedules to honour the late Henrietta.
The Imo FA chairman, Amanze Uchegbulam while commending Wakawaka Sports for organising the programme said that late Henrietta deserved such honour done to her.
Describing her as a passionate person especially in female football, Uchegbulam acknowledged the fact that late Henrietta did well in that sector while alive.
He called for the sustenance of what she started as a way to keep her memory alive.
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