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Women team beat Rangers 2-0 in novelty match

By Dennis Agbo
ENUGU- Pro-gender group, Women’s Aid Collective WACOL on Thursday beat Junior Rangers International FC 2-0 in a novelty match to celebrate 2018 international Women’s day.
Founder of WACOL, Prof. Joy Ezeilo said that the aim of the 40 minutes match was to take the fight against Women violence to the football pitch.

According to her, “football being a global game that attracts huge number of people together, we feel the stadium is the right place to take the fight against kicking out violence against Women to, and we are calling on all Nigerians, to join us in this fight.

“That is why we decided to organize this novelty match with the great Rangers Inter. FC of Enugu, with a view to spreading the kick out violence against  massage.”

Ezeilo who spoke through the organization’s program manager, Barr. Chukwudi Ojielo, called on all and sundry including sports men and women to join hands with it and other  relevant agencies in  fighting the war  against women violence in Nigeria.

Ezeilo said the match was conducted in collaboration with Christian Aid to mark the year’s international women’s day.

The match , with the them: “Football: the beautiful game supports human right of Women and girls,” attracted some  top Rangers officials, including the  team manager, Barrister Amobi Ezeaku.

WACOL had staged similar exercise in 2017 with  only female teams in participation.


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