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NWFL: Championship gets June 22nd for kickoff

The Nigeria Women Football League in an excellent move to conclude the seasons of the three tiers of the women’s league in Nigeria, has announced that the the second tier of the league, the NWFL Championship, will hold at the Aguiyi Ironsi Sports Centre, Abuja from June 22nd to 29th, 2021.In a statement signed by the Chief Operating Officer of the NWFL, Modupe Shabi, the NWFL Championship teams are expected to arrive in Abuja on Tuesday June 22nd for the Draws and Pre-Match Meetings.

The Match Day One on Wednesday June 23, would see three matches played. While the Match Day Two on Thursday June 24th would witness the same number of three matches.

Friday June 24th is Rest Day, while Match Day Three holds on Saturday 26th June with three matches to be played.Match Day Four holds on Sunday, June 27th with three matches, and Monday June 28th will be observed as the second Rest Day.The Match Day Five holds on Tuesday 29th June with the last three matches at the Aguiyi Ironsi sports complex, Abuja.

The vice Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, Rt Honourable Margaret Incheen, is the General Coordinator of the NWFL Championship.The NWFL C.O.O noted that for this year’s Women Championship League, only six registered clubs will play in Abuja from June 22nd to 29th.

Adding that, the newly promoted eight NWFL Nationwide teams to the NWFL Championship, would have have to wait until next season to play in the Championship League.

Shabi disclosed that, at the end of the NWFL Championship on June 29th in Abuja, two teams with the highest points will be promoted to 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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