Finnish-Nigerian Ayisat Yusuf-Aromire to attend FURD Female Football


Ayisat Yusuf-Aromire speaking at Monaliiku ry's workshop
Ayisat Yusuf-Aromire speaking at Monaliiku ry's workshop

Nigerian born Ayisat Yusuf-Aromire, a former professional football player and now a football

coach/personal trainer paving the way for women integration through football and sports globally, is to

attend FURD (Football Unites, Racism Divides) first Female Football Festival on Saturday 5th of March

20016 at U-Mix Centre, Lowfield, Sheffield, as part of her remarkable contribution to sports and

women integration.

Ayisat will be helping out at the free event for girls’ coaching session. She will also be giving a speech at

the opening event. This year’s event will feature a variety of free activities for women and girls of all

ages and will also showcase various films for example “Balls, Barriers and Bulldozers”, a film

documentary about women’s football in Palestine.

For more information on FURD’s activities visit


Ayisat started her football career in Nigeria playing for clubs like the Delta Queens and the Capital

Queens, just to mention a few and has long since kept the passion for the sport. During her football

career, she played for Nigeria in the Women’s World Cup at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the 2007

Senior FIFA World Cup in China, the 2007 All African Games in Algeria, and the 2004 African Cup of

Nations in South Africa. She also has a track record of playing with some Swedish and Finnish

professional football clubs. Currently, residing in Finland, Ayisat is an active contributor and activist in

sports and integration activities. Ayisat also works as a football coach, volunteer and motivator in Monaliiku ry, a Finnish Non-
Governmental Organization (NGO) that works to encourage and promote the active participation of

immigrant women in sports, cultural integration and social well-being. To learn more about Monaliiku

ry activities visit or visit their Facebook page at


She has also been actively involved in several other organizations promoting integration through sports,

campaigns combating discrimination in football and cross-cultural learning. Ayisat is a board member

with Network FARE with UEFA, where she represents Monaliiku and also with Liikkukaa ry Sports

for All.


Ayisat’s passion for football through her coaching career and her dedication to encourage

immigrant women integrate through football is not only commendable but is an example of true


Join Monaliiku ry and Ayisat Yusuf-Aromire in continuing their efforts in promoting female sports

and immigrant women integration.

Monaliiku ry

Ayisat Yusuf-Aromire