The vice-president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Seyi Akinwunmi has revealed that sponsors are shying away from supporting the female football teams in Nigeria because of ‘lesbianism tag’.
According to him some sponsors misconstrue female football for lesbianism. "I noted that one of the problems we have encountered in trying to raise funds for the women's game, is the perception of lesbianism therein," he said.
"We strongly believe that there are still potential sponsors out there who will lend their support to help us develop our female teams because of the glory that these girls have brought to this country and their enormous potential to do even more."
The Super Falcons are Africa's most successful female national team. But they did not qualify for this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The Super Falcons have won the women's Africa Nations Cup - formerly known as the African Women's Championship - nine times.