The dates for the commencement and closing of the Nigeria Women Football League 2020 has been deliberated and agreed upon as the women football stakeholders all gathered in Benin-City the capital of Edo State on Tuesday for the 2020 AGM of the NWFL.
The glamorous event which was held at the Edo Heritage hotel and had in attendance the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rt Hon Philip Shaibu, attracted the creme-de-la creme of women football in Nigeria, much to the delight of the Chairperson NWFL, Aisha Falode.
” The timing for this event is perfect, as this year 2020 makes it thirty years of women league football in Nigeria. It is therefore only important that we take bold and intentional steps towards achieving the NWFL we all can be proud of.” Aisha Falode disclosed at the Annual General Meeting.
” The thirty year anniversary of the women league football in Nigeria and Africa is a major milestone that is worthy of celebration, and we have highlighted various programs and projects towards making this the turning point in women league football in Nigeria and Africa.” Aisha Falode further stressed.
The Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt Hon Philip Shaibu also heaped praises on the NWFL board adding that the team has been able to keep the women league going inspite of the absence of sponsorship.
“Despite paucity of funds, the Nigeria Women Football League under Aisha Falode has been able to achieve a lot. We believe she can do more and that’s why we are giving her the full supports needed. For us in Edo State, we believe in equality of gender and what we do for the men we also do for the women that is why we are playing host to the AGM today” Rt. Hon Phillip Shaibu declared happily.
The commencement date for the 2020 Nigeria Women Premier League has been fixed for 18th of March and the league is expected to run till the 24th of June 2020.
The league is to be played in an abridged format with teams divided into group A and B.
Pelican Stars FC
Nasarawa Amazons FC
Sunshine Stars FC
Bayelsa Queens FC
Abia Angels FC
Confluence Queens FC
Dream Stars FC
Edo Queens FC
Rivers Angels FC
Ibom Angels FC
Royal Queens FC
Osun Babes FC
FC Robo Queens
Heartland Queens FC
Delta Queens FC
Adamawa Queens FC
The top two teams from each group will qualify automatically for the Super 4 Championship, while the last teams from the two groups will get relegated to the NWFL-Pro League.
Some of the other top Nigeria Football Dignitaries at the AGM included the Enugu State FA Chairman and board Member of the NFF, Offor Okenwa, fellow NFF board member and the Akwa Ibom State FA Chairman Emmanuel Iba, the Edo State FA Chairman, Osaro Asemota, NWFL Board Members and the sporting press.
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