Our mission and pillars

Watson football Club We will continue to protect, grow, innovate and promote football to preserve its ecosystem and to keep the game enjoyable for generations of fans and players to come.


The development of football lays the foundation for a solid sport. It is essential we keep football first in everything we do. Youth and amateur football are key building blocks of tomorrow’s elite men’s and women’s game and are fundamental to the success of football. Together with our member associations, clubs, players, we will work to build a unified and solid football club.


  • Grow and secure long-term participation within Nigeria football and international
  • Ensure football training is accessible and available to all players in Nigeria
  • Lead and support the advancement young players in Nigeria.
  • Promote and develop football infrastructure across Nigeria and Africa and international 


  • Increase participation by making it more accessible and supporting youth development
  • Promote women’s football
  • Amateur and grassroots support and development
  • Promote futsal and other formats of football in Nigeria
  • Anti-violence, anti-discrimination and inclusivity campaigns
  • Develop volunteer recruitment and retention football programmers
  • Raise and harmonies standards
  • Tailored education for administrators and players
  • Targeted infrastructure funding and modern standards for football facilities benefitting the local community


Watson Football Club We must be able to have faith in our institutions and in the integrity of the sport to move forward. This means working collectively with our members and stakeholders and trusting one another. We need to lead and be the standard-bearer for good governance, working together with the whole football community in Nigeria and ensuring transparent and democratic processes.


  • Provide leadership to the associations
  • Protect the integrity of football
  • Promote good governance and increased transparency
  • Develop stakeholder involvement


  • Good governance standards for the club
  • Protect the reputation and credibility of football and our club
  • Support autonomy and subsidiarity principles
  • Improve ability to detect suspect activity and other conflicts of interest that harm integrity
  • Ensure safety and protection of those players participating in football Matches
  • Promote transparent & accountable information
  • Increased dialogue, representation and collaboration with stakeholders
  • Provide more opportunities for fans and members to get involved
  • Facilitate public affairs and dialogue with government institutions


Watson football Club we need to be dynamic, entertaining and effective. For this, we must ensure teams, players and our members, fans have the hope of winning, have the right stage to compete on and that opportunities remain open to all. We must put the right provisions in place to safeguard our clubs’ sustainability and competitions’ integrity.


  • Provide leadership to the associations
  • Protect the integrity of football
  • Promote good governance and increased transparency
  • Develop stakeholder involvement


  • Provide each player more teams and clubs opportunities to play through new and compelling formats
  • Examine financial and sporting tools to support competitive balance
  • Work for a more transparent player transfer, loan and club compensation system
  • Encourage the development of locally trained players
  • Work to discourage player hoarding to give more players opportunities to play
  • Provide assistance to all players and leagues to develop higher standards to improve competitiveness
  • Sharing additional solidarity funds fairly & proportionately
  • Reinforce and respect all players both local and international
  • Support domestic player in Nigeria and international players and monitoring


The commercial exploitation of Watson’s football Club ensures the majority of solidarity funds. These rights need to be ring-fenced and further grown by increasing the engagement of current and future fans. In parallel, we should continue to try new things in order to adapt to changing environments and create new opportunities. New avenues will contribute to a prosperous commercial development for the whole of Nigeria football and protect the solidarity funds that are essential for many within our community.


  • Continue growing revenues
  • Establish continuous fan engagement and relationships
  • Pursue more efficient development through research and investment
  • Enhance our international image and awareness


  • Strengthen Watson football assets brand values
  • Grow audience and fans community
  • Develop holistic digital ecosystem
  • Provide personalized fan experience
  • Bespoke Business Solutions for partners
  • Insight driven business (data, analytics, ROI)
  • Encourage research & development across football community
  • Strengthen relations with strategic partners
  • Increase Watson football Club’s global image and awareness