In what started with a thought that later turned to a dream. Today, it has been accomplished.
That’s the success story of a group of women who are wives of professional footballers in Nigeria.
This great association called Nigeria Professional Footballers Wives Association (NPFWA) was brought to life by the President, Mrs Ify Ichull Lordson and her Vice, Mrs Christian Itodo respectively on the 19th July, 2019. Along the line, the association grew in numbers and progress.
Their vision is to ‘Uniting Nigeria Professional Footballers Wives together’
They also have a mission which is ‘Praying (working) for ourselves and husbands to succeed.
The Association celebrated it’s first anniversary in 2020 during the lockdown and as a result, much was not done but this year is different as we were able to meet in our various states to mark the anniversary.
From the headquarters (Abuja), led by the Vice President, NPFWA and Mrs Daniel Etor who is the Coordinator of NPFWA the association visited the ophanage home as extension of love to the needy.
Secretary of the novel body, Mrs Joshua Obaje urged every footballer’s wives to join the union to enjoy the benefits of the Association.
“NPFWA is an association that unites and develop footballers’ wives as we teach ourselves how to be good wives and mothers who support their families through the following weekly activities:
Every morning prayers (Mondays – Sundays).
Fasting and prayers (Mondays).
Teaching from the Bible (Tuesdays).
Question and Answer contest.
Health Tips (Wednesdays)
Sharing Business and Empowerment Tips (Thursdays).
Topic of Discussion (Fridays).
Friday Night Tips.
Kitchen Tips and Recipes
Sisters Care Day (Saturdays)
Business Adverts (Sundays)
“We hope for a day where all our husbands (both home and abroad) will see themselves as one rather than rivals.
Mrs Obaje thanked those who have supported the Association to grow in strength and greatness just as they called for more collaboration with relevant bodies and organization.
“To all those following us on Facebook and Instagram we say a big thank you, we will continue to put our efforts into bringing the best in our husbands so that they can in return give their best on the pitch and always add fun to your lives, thanks for believing in us and we will not let you down. We are also open for more collaboration with well meaning body and organizations to make us strong.”