The board of Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) has announced a shift in date for the annual football fiesta, Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) Super Four.
The championship which will make known the champions of the 2016/17 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) will now hold from October 09 – 14 in the ancient city of 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 07 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 to hold from September 11 – 16 in Benin City, Edo state.
The NWFL board chairperson, Aisha Falode said the postponement though a difficult one becomes necessary because of the Fifa U20 World Cup qualifiers between Nigeria’s Falconets and their Tanzanian counterparts taking place in Nigeria on September 16 and Sunday, October 01 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 01 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania respectively.