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Nigeria Women’s Football League Holds Annual General Meeting in Bayelsa

Nigeria football team players celebrate with the trophy after their victory against Ivory Coast in the West African Football Union (UFOA) women’s football match between Ivory Coast and Nigeria at the Robert Champroux stadium in Abidjan on May 18, 2019. (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP)

June 26 (THEWILL) — The 2022 Nigeria Women Football League Annual General Meeting and Congress, held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, concluded with the resolution of stakeholders to work towards the improvement of women’s football in the country.

Declaring the event open, Governor Douye Diri said he was delighted with the level of progress of women’s football in the country, while urging young people to take advantage of the opportunities the game offers to do something meaningful for their lives. life.

The Governor, who has described soccer as a money-making sport that empowers many people, has tasked game officials with making women’s soccer appealing.

Earlier, Commissioner for Youth Development and Sport, Daniel Igali, noted that Bayelsa State has witnessed a revolution in sport over the past two years, thanks to the support of the administration headed by the governor. Douye Diri, with the emergence of the Nigerian Women’s Federation of Bayelsa Queens. Nigeria Women Football League Premiership Super Six Cup Winners and Champions.

Nigerian Women President
Football League board of directors Aisha Falode says the NWFL convention is an opportunity for key players to assess the 2021/2022 football season, while setting the schedule for the new season , including improving standards.

While thanking Governor Diri and the Bayelsa State government for hosting the AGM and Congress, she said the goal was to make the women’s league one of the best in the world.

Women’s soccer club presidents from all levels of leagues across the country, board members, administrators and other stakeholders attended the NWFL AGM and convention.

The Nigeria Women Football League Congress has approved September 14, 2022 as the start date for the 2022/2023 NWFL Premiership League season across the country.

In a statement released at the end of the 2022 Annual General Meeting/Convention, it was decided that the NWFL will work hard to protect the integrity of the league, ensuring fair adjudication of all matches to be played in the Premiership, as the league board will also engage the services of match assessors for all games to be played.

Congress has agreed that the 2022/2023 NWFL Premiership League will be played on an abbreviated format of two Groups A and B of seven teams each, with each team drawing at least one bye. The league will be concluded by the Super Six, to decide the champions of the season, as was done the previous season.

It was agreed that the clubs would adhere to international best practice in terms of player welfare and remuneration.

Congress ratified the promotion of two NWFL championship clubs; Heartland Queens of Owerri and Ibom Angels of Uyo at the NWFL Premiership. And the relegation of two NWFL Premiership clubs; Sunshine Queens of Akure and Pelican Stars of Calabar, at the NWFL Championship.

In addition to confirming the promotion of four NWFL national teams; Lakeside Queens FC of Lagos, Prince Kazeem Eletu Queens of Lagos, Imo Strikers of Owerri and Delta Babes of Asaba, at the NWFL Championship. And finally confirm the relegation of two teams from the NWFL Championship; Royaltoms International FC of Lagos and Beautiful Tours Angels of Abuja, at the NWFL Nationwide.

In another development, a friendly match between two Nigeria Women Football League Premiership teams on Saturday, Bayelsa Queens and Nasarawa Amazons, ended in a goalless draw.

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