Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Ms. Jennifer Ifeoma Okoye, the Media Officer of the U-17 National women side, nicknamed Flamingoes.
The appointment letter from the NFF which reads in part, confirms Okoye’s media role with the Nigeria women age-grade side “takes immediate effect” from 20th December 2013 and will “take charge of all media-related activities with the U-17 women national team”.
Until her appointment, Jennifer Okoye who holds a Degree in Mass Communication from Ebonyi State University Abakiliki, was a Nigerian correspondent for BBC Fast Track, even at the World Cup 2010 in South Africa, wrote for Goal.com Africa and a one-time seasoned Sports Presenter/Producer at the confluence Television and Grace 95.5 FM Lokoja, as well as an activist, founding the Young and Vibrant Initiative, (YVI).
The well-travelled international sports journalist under a
Lokoja-based media firm, Confluence Cable Network covered at Ghana
AFCON 2008, Egypt U-20 World Cup 2009, Angola AFCON 2010 amongst other
international tournament to mention few.
She is expected to intimate the public with activities of the Coach
Bala Nkiyu led wards as they prepare for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in
Costa Rica later this year.
On her appointment, Miss Okoye thanked the Nigeria Football Federation for the opportunity to serve and promised to bring her wealth of experience to bear in the course of her duties.
She however, appealed for the cooperation of media colleagues and football stakeholders in ensuring the activities of the national team side are well-reported.
“I am delighted with the opportunity and prepared for the task ahead – i will appeal for the cooperation of my colleagues in giving the team the need publicity,” she said.