The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed the appointment of Amina Daura as the new Head of Women’s Football in Nigeria.

She replaces Ruth David, according to a statement signed by Ademola Olajire, head of NFF’s Communications Department, on Friday.

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The appointment followed the recommendation of Phillips Consulting, a recruitment firm, employed by the NFF to shortlist the best candidate for the position.

The statement said “Daura demonstrated a strong passion for the development of women’s football from grassroots to elite level. She was able to prove to the panel her capacity for stakeholder management and funding.”

According to the statemen, a total of 11 candidates were interviewed for the position, including 7 Nigerians.

Daura, who is also a UNICEF ambassador, has over 15 years experience in women football and last worked for a non-governmental organisation, Helping Hands Foundation for Child Education.

She is expected to oversee the development of women’s football across the nation, as well as provide technical support to Super Falcons’ Head Coach, Randy Waldrum.

Furthermore, the statement said: “She will be responsible for increasing the participation of women in football at all levels. She will also be involved in developing opportunities for women in football with respect to grassroots education, performance and administration.”