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Confluence Queens Appreciates Abidemi Andero/SWOFF

By Faith Oluchi

Nigeria Women’s Premier League side Confluence Queens became the first beneficiary of foods donated by retired midfielder Abidemi Andero through Save Women Football Foundation (Swoff) on Monday.

The Lokoja based NWPL club is among the seven clubs selected for the food donation following a reported welfare issues as a result of delays in the payment of salaries and bonuses.

Presenting the food items on behalf of Andero to the club, Swoff chairman Honorable Moses Bako urged the players to continue to be of good conduct and remain focused on their football careers.

He further assured that Swoff as a non-governmental organization will continue to ensure the welfare of women’s footballers in Nigeria are taken seriously.

“I want to charge and encourage you all to be of good conduct, remain professionals and let these donations be a morale booster that will motivate you all to do well because you have no reason to play on empty stomach anymore,” Bako said.

“Swoff as an organization will continue to do its best to ensure that players welfare are well taken care of because your welfare and growth of women’s football is the heartbeat of Swoff”.

Club’s team manager, Mrs Tosin Ojo thanked Swoff for considering Confluence Queens to benefit from the kind gesture and also showered prayers on donor Abidemi Andero for remembering the players back home in Nigeria.

She further appealed to Swoff not to be weary in supporting women’s football even as the organization has taken a giant stride to support the welfare of players.

“On behalf of Confluence Queens of Lokoja, we want to appreciate Swoff for deeming it fit that Confluence Queens should benefit from the donation. This kind of gesture is a rare one and for Confluence Queens to be one of the beneficials, we really appreciate you,” Ojo said.

“Even as Abidemi Andero has remembered upcoming players in league and has contributed her own quota to help the players, we pray that she will achieve all she ever desired in life.”

Some of the food items donated are rice, cartons of noodles, garri, groundnut oil, beans and maggi.

The Save Women Football Foundation next destination will be Imo State as they plan to reach out to players of Heartland Queens of Owerri.

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