Confluence Queens head coach Whyte Ogbonda believes that the Nigeria Women Premier League is capable of measuring up in standard with leagues in Europe.
The former Ibom Angels Coach who led the Orange Babes to two consecutive Aiteo Cup finals opined that the quality of personnel appointed to manage the league and proper attention from the Nigeria Football Federation were enough ingredients to take the NWPL to envious heights.
“If the right persons are put in place and the Nigeria Football Federation as a federation give the women league the needed attention, we don’t need to go far in the next two years we should be talking about competing with European clubs in terms of managerial aspect of women football.” Whyte told busybuddiesng.com.
Ogbonda took over the coaching role at Confluence Queens in January 2019 and guided the team to their first NWPL Super Four tourney where they narrowly lost the title to Rivers Angels after losing 0-1 in the final.
Ogbonda’s experience includes a nine year stint as assistant coach to Edwin Okon at Rivers Angels, gaffer at Ibom Angels and now head coach at Confluence Queens.
The likes of Osinachi Ohale, Asisat Oshoala, Chidinma Okeke, Alice Ogebe, Peach Efih and many others who now ply their trade in the Spanish Iberdola began their professional career in the Nigerian League.