An Enugu based non-governmental organization, NGO, Women’s Aid Collective (WACOL) and the Enugu Rangers International FC have launched fresh action against all forms of negative practices on women.
The WACOL at a novelty football match with the Junior Rangers, said it would continue to fight until all all forms of rights violation against women were brought into check. WACOL team defeated Rangers Junior by 2-0 at the end of 40 minutes regulated time.
Speaking at the end of the encounter, founder of WACOL, Prof. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo said that the aim of the 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 women message.”
Ezeilo, who spoke through the organization’s program manager, Barr. Chukwudi Ojielo, had called on all and sundry including sportsmen and women to join hands with it and other relevant agencies in fighting against violence in Nigeria.
The match, with the theme: ‘Football: the beautiful game supports human right of women and girls’, attracted some top Rangers officials, including the team manager, Barrister Amobi Ezeaku.