Empower women through football, says Uche Eucharia

The ex-international has urged leaders in the country to invest more in young women through football to produce future stars

City of David Ladies Football Club coach Uche Eucharia has called on state governors in the country to empower women through women's football.

The former Nigeria women coach lamented the neglect of the grassroots, believes more investment will help discover and showcase potential stars in the women's game in the country.

"I’m excited with the opportunity to teach these young girls who were taken off the street and encouraged to rediscover themselves," Uche told Goal.

"I’m very much delighted working with the girls who are improving every day and I’m confident they can make the nation proud in few years to come.

"The grassroot is important; this is why our national teams – both men and women have not made much impact at the international level.”

"We don’t need to neglect of the grassroots because everyone is fighting to be at the top, forgetting the grassroots. This is where we discovered the like of Asisat Oshoala and others,” he added.

"I believe the government needs to encourage women’s football, you see it is not every state that is competing or own a team in the women’s league.

"I want to advise the governor and first ladies to own and sponsor a women team.  That will go a long way in discovery many talents and expose them, who knows they can be the future stars we are looking out for tomorrow.

"I equally urge our coaches to not relax or relent in reaching out to the grassroots to discover talents that could make the nation and even continent proud.”