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Nkwocha calls for parity

Super Falcons' forward, Perpetua Nkwocha has canvassed for parity between the men and women's teams.

Nigeria is known to maintain two scales for both national sides in virtually everything.

Nkwocha said the difference in treatment usually given to the men's team over their women's counterpart is responsible for the seeming apathy most Nigerians show toward the game.

"The NFF and Nigerian fans usually accord more respect and better treatment to the men's teams than the women's sides and this has tinted the growth of women football. The Super Eagles are never treated equally with the Falcons even though both sides are senior national teams.

"The men's team enjoy higher remuneration and better attention during competitions among others.

"The NFF should strive to bridge the gap and treat both teams equally since it is same country the teams represent.

"Treating women's teams as second class citizens will continue to hinder the growth of women's football as evident in the poor showing of the Falcons at the last African Women's Championship in Equatorial Guinea," she said to supersport.com.

The Sunnana SK of Sweden goal poacher is expected to have her pull out match in the weekend of March 22, 23 and 24 at a venue yet to be decided.

However, the four-time African Footballer of the Year is yet to make a categorical statement on her impending retirement from the national team.

Nkwocha has always asked for time to make the vital decision on her national career.


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