Bayelsa Queens, former NWFL Super Four champions. PHOTO: ONYINYECHUKWU AGWUBILO

The Minister of Sports Sunday Dare has vowed to ensure that the Nigeria Women Professional League (NWPL) gets a sponsorship.

Concise News understands that Dare made the pledge over the weekend at the NWPL Super Four final at the Agege Stadium, Lagos State.

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Rivers Angels defeated the Confluence Queens to win the crown as Bayelsa Queens came third after bashing Adamawa Queens 4-0.

The Minister who was amazed by the quality of play by the sides in the competition, also said he would gather stakeholders to find a sponsorship for the league.

“I am impressed by what I have seen today, we have seen female professional football at its best,” he said.

“The question should be, with this level of professional skills we have seen on display today, what would the ministry do more to help them?

“We’ve seen the exhibition of talents, we know some of our footballers are headed for the Professional League outside of this country.

“All I can say is that the Sports Ministry would partner with the Nigeria Football Federation and we will also try to see that we get the sponsorship to support them to do better.

“We will meet with all the key stakeholders before the end of November to start to draw a strategic plan on how to improve the domestic league.

“As I said earlier, it is very critical, it is the engine room of our football development, that’s where we produce our professional players that can go abroad.

“So we are going to pay close attention working with the NFF, the club owners and the referees and coaches to isolate the issues and deal with them.”