..Describes Move As Inspirational For Female Talents
The Chief Operating Officer and President of Elkanah Onyeali Care Foundation, Rtn Obidinma Onyeali (Ksc) has hailed members of the South East Women Football Association SEWFA, on the Successful conclusion of the Maiden edition of the SEWFA League.
Rtn Obidinma who made this known shortly after his return from Europe through his Foundation media team described the SEWFA League as an inspirational and motivational move for the young and talented female players in the zone.
The Son of the former Tranmere Rovers FC of England forward, Elkanah Onyeali “Mercedes” (one of the earliest black football players who played in the English top flight league in the 60’s) who’s foundation has been in the fore front of supporting the development and empowerment of young talented footballers also harped on the need for government and private organizations to support SEWFA in their project of empowering the “The Girl Child” through football and development of women football in the South East Zone.
“This was part of my late father’s dream for Imo and beyond when he returned back from UK to work in the Sports Council in the late 70’s.
“Am certain his spirit will be delighted with what SEWFA members are doing in female football and my foundation in line with our vision and mission will try to be a part of the project in their next edition.
The maiden SEWFA League ended in Owerri few days ago with Heartland Queens emerging Champions after defeating their sister side, Imo Strikers Queens 1-0 in the final.
11 teams took part in the two weeks championship that saw young talented revelations from GPWorld FA, First Mahi Babes FC, Maureen Madu FA, Immaculate Queens FC, Awka Angels FC, Solo Wonders FC, Giant Empress FC, Green Foot SA and Rising Stars FC.