MADU DENIES LESBIANISM IN WOMEN FOOTBALL

By MARIAH OLATUNJI

Ex Super Falcons player, Maureen Madu, has faulted insinuations in various quarters  that lesbianism hinders the development of women football in Nigeria.

Sometimes past at a forum with sports journalists in Ibadan, the 1st Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Seyi Akinwunmi was quoted as saying lesbianism is responsible for lack of sponsorship for the female football in country. Mr. Akinwunmi has however refuted the report explaining that he was grossly misquoted even as the leadership of the Soorts Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, Oyo StTe chapter also clarified that the report was not accurate tell representative of the address by the NFF top official.

But speaking with  www.sportstalkafrica.com, the first Super Falcon player to wear 100 caps for the national team has raised voice against continuing suggestions that women footballers are mostly lesbians.

“No I don’t think so because for me like in Europe, you have to protect your own. Saying something like that if true he said it, is giving negative impact for our women football in Nigeria. If you want to sell a team or if you want to sell a club, when you go there, you have to project a good image because nobody wants to associate with failure, and nobody wants to associate with negative things”.

Madu who is in Nigeria to promote her energy drink, Watty, denied that lesbianism existed during her time in the national team.

“When we were in the national team, I don’t think it existed among us because the coaches we have then were  very strict on this. Coach Mabo never allowed anything negative. You can imagine when we were being called into the national team, they don’t put friends together in the same room even when we travel they don’t put friends together in the same room, I don’t think it existed while we there”.

Maureen Madu at Agege stadium
Maureen Madu at Agege stadium

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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
He went into journalism in 1990 with Newbreed Magazine and later crossed over to television production with Ultimate Sports and Soccerworld on the Nigeria Televsion Authority.
He subsequently moved to pioneer Internet publishing in Nigeria with Nigeriasports.com and was later employed at Silverbird Television from where he moved as Editor of Weekend Sports at Naational Mirror Newspapers.
He currently publishes the online sports website www.sportstalkafrica.com besides and also runs a sports marketing outfit, Westcoast Works and Projects, managing and marketing live radio broadcast of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

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