The board of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) has announced a shift in date for the annual football fiesta, the Nigeria Women’s Premier League (NWPL) Super Four.
The championship, which will make known the champions of the 2016/17 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL), will now be held from October 9-14 in Benin City, Edo state.
Officials and the participating teams — Bayelsa Queens, Delta Queens, Nasarawa Amazons and title holders, Rivers Angels — are expected to arrive in Benin City on Saturday, October 7 while the teams will use the time in between to train prior to the commencement of competitive matches on the 9th of October.
The championship was initially billed for September 11-16 in Benin City, Edo state.
The NWFL board chairperson, Aisha Falode, said the postponement, though a difficult decision, becomes necessary because of the Fifa Under-20 World Cup qualifiers between Nigeria’s Falconets and their Tanzanian counterparts taking place in Nigeria on September 16 and Sunday, October 1 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
“The NWFL board is compelled to shift the date of the NWPL Super Four championship due to the Fifa U20 World Cup qualifying matches between Nigeria’s Falconets and Tanzania on Saturday, September 16 in Nigeria and October 1 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania respectively.
“The 2017 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) will now run from October 9-14 in Benin City, Edo state.
“Teams and officials are expected to arrive on October 7, while the teams will use the time inbetween to train and unwind for competition proper commencing on Monday, October 9.
“We are committed to organising the best ever NWPL Super Four championship in the annals of women football,” said Falode to supersport.com.