World football power, Argentina, and Romania have been invited to join host Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroun, Mali, South Africa and Morocco in the Aisha Buhari Women Football tournament scheduled to hold in September in Nigeria’s commercial city, Lagos.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, revealed yesterday that talks were on with Argentine and Romanian officials on the possibility of both countries featuring in the competition, which is one of the programmes the FIFA Council member plans to deploy in his bid to make Lagos Africa’s number football city.
The NFF president said the inclusion of Argentina and Romania would expand the scope of the tournament, which is Nigeria’s direct gain from his recent election into the FIFA Council.
He said the Aisha Buhari tournament is in line with his mission to build a sustainable football culture for Nigeria, which would lead to a robust soccer industry that could contribute significantly to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
He said, “Argentina and Nigeria have a cordial football rivalry, which has seen both countries in many international contests in recent times.