The NFF COO, Aisha Falode has stated that the Aisha Buhari Cup tournament does not only aim to promote women’s football but also give hope with regards to societal challenges that women face including Violence against Women and Children.

“This competition will include all the top women’s teams in Africa; Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Morocco, Mali and South Africa. It is a high level competition that will count in the FIFA rankings,” said Aisha.

“This is a big competition for women’s football ahead of the AWCON qualifiers and through this competition we hope we can raise awareness with challenges affecting women, like Gender based violence and equality,” added Aisha.

“We are very happy to have South Africa as one of the teams and we look forward to the commencement of the games,’’ concluded Aisha.

The winner of the competition will be determined through head to head stats in the final standings.

FIFA President Mr. Gianni Infantino and CAF President Mr. Patrice Motsepe will be attending the opening game on Wednesday, 15 September between Nigeria and Mali at the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium. Also attending the matches will be FIFA secretary general Madam Fatma Samoura and SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan.

The Aisha Buhari Cup is scheduled to take place in Lagos from 15-21 September 2021.