Seyi Akinkunmi Charity Foundation 2023: Barrister Seyi Akinkunmi Expresses Enduring Passion for Women’s Football

In a momentous gathering at the Maracana Stadium in Ajegunle, Lagos, the Seyi Akinkunmi Charity Foundation celebrated its 10th anniversary with a mini-football tournament.

Barrister Seyi Akinkunmi Charity Foundation

Among the distinguished guests was the Foundation’s originator, Barrister Seyi Akinkunmi , the Former First Vice President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) and the immediate past Chairman of the Lagos State Football Association, whose unwavering commitment to women’s football shone brightly.

During an exclusive interview with, we sought to understand Barrister Akinkunmi’s vision for football, considering his departure from the mainstream at the NFF level. In response, Barrister Akinkunmi emphasized that football remains his enduring passion.

He shared insights into his current engagements, involving extensive consulting both locally and internationally. Notably, he revealed that the past year had been financially rewarding.

The Barrister expressed his dedication to ongoing intellectual pursuits and the exciting projects he’s actively involved in.

When asked about his contributions to Nigeria Women’s Football, specifically mentioning FC Robo and the Super Falcons, Barrister Akinkunmi face lit up with joy. He proudly declared that until 2021, every single club in the Nigerian Women’s Football League (NWFL) had a product of the Lagos State Football Association in their team.

This remarkable achievement filled him with happiness, and he highlighted the special connection he shares with women players who, more than their male counterparts, frequently reach out to him. On the day of the interview alone, he received numerous messages from successful female players expressing their gratitude.

Reflecting on the impact of his teachings on giving back to society, Barrister Akinkunmi expressed satisfaction with the progress made by these players. He articulated his love for women football, acknowledging its delayed recognition but applauding the rapid strides it has made. With conviction, he stated, “I believe we are winning the World Cup soon,” underscoring his optimism for the future of Nigerian women’s football on the global stage.