By: Gracious Akujobi
The Chairman of Confluence Queens Football Club, Abdul Adama has hailed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over its verdict against Standard Babes FC of Aba on Friday.
The NFF’s Organising and Disciplinary Committee (O&D) on Thursday awarded three points and three goals to the Kogi ladies after deliberating on the protest filed against Standard Babes of Aba.
The club, Confluence Queens had alleged that Standard Babes fielded an ineligible player in a Week-18 tie played on August 26th, 2013 during 2012/2013 season.
Mr. Adama who spoke through his media assistant, Samuel Ahmadu, described the protest win for Confluence Queens as a victory for Governor Idris Wada and the people of Kogi state.
The Sole Administrator while describing the O&D’s decision as fair and transparent commended the NFF panel, noting that the country’s football governing body has yet again shown that it unbiased.
“I am grateful to the NFF for its latest show of fairness and transparency in making the right judgment. I am happy the verdict means Confluence Queens will be playing in the Women
Premier League next season,” Adama said.
The Kogi-born football administrator therefore, congratulated the Kogi State Governor Idris Wada on the progress of Confluence Queens, promising he would ensure the successful transformation of Kogi United and Confluence Queens in upcoming seasons.
He also commended that management, technical crew and players of Confluence Queens FC for
successfully qualifying the state to playing in the newly proposed Nigeria Women Premier League next season, urging them to contribute more to
ensuring the club becomes the best in the Nigerian women league.
According to Adama, “The victory is not for me but for Governor Idris Wada on his continual support to transforming the clubs and I am grateful also to players, management and officials of Confluence Queens and the Sports Commissioner, Puke Anthony. I am glad they have made us proud.”