2015/2016 Women’s League commences May 21

The Nigeria Women Football League Congress has announced the date for the kick-off of the 2015/2016 Nigeria Women Football League. The football body said the league begins May 21.

According to the Nigeria Football Federation website, thenff.com, the women congress agreed that the premier league would start a week earlier before the commencement of the newly introduced second tier.

It was also agreed at the Congress, which held at the Bently Hotel, Abuja that the 2015/2016 Premier League season would be played in two groups, A and B.

Group A features Osun Babes, Pelican Stars, Tokas Queens and Edo Queens. Others teams in Group A include Nasarawa Amazons, Abia Angels, Ibom Angels, C.O.D. Ladies and Bayelsa Queens.

FC Robo, Martin White Doves, River Angels, Delta Queens, Adamawa Queens, Sunshine Queens and Confluence Queens are in Group B. Taraba Queens and Capital City Doves complete the list of teams in the group.

NFF 2nd Vice president, Shehu Dikko, who represented NFF President at the event, declared the congress open and assured stakeholders that the football body had resolved to make the women’s football league commercially viable.

Dikko called on stakeholders to ensure their total cooperation so that the anticipated development is achieved in the women’s game.

“The NFF is fully committed to embrace new opportunities to improve the Women’s League,” Dikko said at the Congress.

“The NFF sees it as business and this is why we are throwing everything to make it an improved product that will be able to attract sponsors and run on its own.

“We enjoin all stakeholders to cooperate with us in this regard, we must all be ready to sacrifice for the good of the game and everyone will be happier in the end,” he concluded.

Babagana Kalli, the chairman of the NWFL ad-hoc committee said that the new governance structure would compose of an independent chairman, two chief executive officers and six clubs representatives.

Kalli, who doubles as an NFF executive member and Borno State FA chairman, assured the club owners, stakeholders and media of an all-inclusive affairs in the governance of the league.

The champions for the NWFL 2015/16 season will be decided through the ‘champion of champions final’ format with winner of group A facing that of group B.

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