BEVERLY HILLS, November 21, (THEWILL) – The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Friday announced the appointment of Amina Sani Zangon Daura as its new Head of Women’s Football.
Daura, who is UNICEF ambassador, will oversee the development of women’s football across the nation and also provide technical support to the Head Coach, Randy Waldrum.
In addition, she will be responsible for increasing the participation of women in football at all levels and in developing opportunities for women in football with respect to grassroots education, performance and administration.
The ambassador was picked because during the recruitment exercise, she “demonstrated a strong passion for the development of women’s football from grassroots to elite level”.
And more than most, “she was able to prove to the panel her capacity for stakeholder management and funding,” according to the recruitment firm, Phillips Consulting, which handled with the process.
Daura fitted the bill of a Nigerian and a female as stipulated by the NFF for the position.
For this role, a total of 11 candidates were interviewed. They included seven Nigerians, an Italian, a Finn and a Belgian.
Educated in England, Daura has experience in women’s football organisation that has spanned an over 15-year period and she last worked for Helping Hands Foundation for Child Education.