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Benin Decides : NWFL Premiership Relegation Playoffs Starts On The 7th Of May

The 2020/2021 Nigeria Women Football League Premiership Play-off has been scheduled by the Secretariat of the NWFL, to hold in Benin City, Edo state from May 7 to 11, 2021.

The venue according to the NWFL Chief Operating Officer, Modupe Shabi, has been fixed for the main bowl of the University of Benin Sports Complex, Ugbowo, Edo state.

The last four teams that will participate in the play-off to determine the two teams to be relegated include; Former champions Pelican Stars of Calabar that ended the first round with 12 points, Abia Angels that finished with 11 points, Ibom Angels of Uyo with 10 points and Dream Stars of Lagos with 6 points.

The NWFL C.O.O stated that only two teams will be relegated from the 2020/2021 NWFL Premiership season at the end of the play off.

In the NWFL Premiership Play-Off schedule, arrival of teams, Draw and Pre-Match meeting in Benin City, have been slated for Friday, May 7, 2021.
While Match Day One, which would witness two matches played comes up on Saturday 8th May at the Main bowl of the University of Benin Sports Complex.

Match Day Two, also with two matches, holds on Sunday, 9th May, 2021, while Monday 10th May, 2021 is Rest Day.
Match Day Three, with two matches, which is the final day, holds on Tuesday, 11th May, 2021.
The clubs are expected to depart on Wednesday 12th May, 2021.

The NWFL C.O.O noted that, kick-off time for matches will be revealed at the Draw and Pre-Match ceremonies.

Shabi, disclosed that all the four teams would play three matches each. The top two teams will retain their place in the NWFL Premiership, while the bottom two teams will be relegated from the NWFL Premiership.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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