By NBF News

A former Flying Eagles captain, Kenneth Boardman, has urged football administrators to support women's football in Nigeria just like they do to their men's counterparts.

Boardman said the country's national women teams had made Nigeria proud in international tournaments in recent times and called on the administrators to motivate the Flamingos at the ongoing U-17 Women's World Cup in Trinidad & Tobago.

He said, 'Our women have not been motivated like their men's counterparts have. They should give them more money, more opportunities and all the support they require.

'I strongly believe in the team (Flamingoes) and I urge all Nigerians to support them with everything they've got.

'The girls have made us proud, they have done well and Nigerians should recognise them because they are women; they are part of us and we need to give them what they deserve.'

The former Enugu Rangers player added that Nigerian sports needed to be restructured saying the right people should be recruited for the right job.

Boardman advised that for results to be achieved in Nigerian sports, elections should not be seen as a do-or-die affair.