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NWFL warns clubs against late registration, as 2021/2022 season starts December 8

The Nigeria Women Football League headed by Aisha Falode has warned NWFL Premiership clubs to avoid late registration as the new season begins on December 8, 2021.

In a statement signed by the Chief Operating Officer of the NWFL, Modupe Shabi, the league body advised the Premiership clubs to ensure they perfect all registration processes before the closing date which has been fixed November 25, 2021 ahead of the NWFL Premiership League kick off on December 8, as there won’t be any postponement of kick off date.

The statement noted that, late registration will attract a penalty fee of N400,000.

Modupe Shabi noted that: “At 12noon local time on November 25, 2021, all NWFL Premiership clubs must have submitted evidence of incorporation as a Limited Liability Company with the Corporate Affairs Commission, bank statement for a period of one year, signed financial guarantee form from the sponsor(s) of the club to honour all it’s fixtures obligations the league season.

“Clubs must also present before the commencement of the season, a comprehensive Pre-Competition Medical Assessment (PCMA) of all registered players using the FIFA Medical Clearance Form enclosed.

“The clubs must present Seasonal Insurance Certificates of registered players for the upcoming league season which will cover for accident, injury and death (Dekaizen Worldwide Limited Insurance Company). Adding that clubs must present at point of submission of licensing materials, list of officials and their designations. Original and duplicate copy of players contract, duly stamped by the NWFL before disbursement to the various parties. A list of Coaching Crew with details of their qualifications, attaching credentials of which minimum requirement / certification – NIS Advance Course of Coaching Study.” Noting that: “Uncertified NIS or equivalent coach will not be eligible / qualified to sit on the technical bench during matches in the upcoming league season.

“Clubs must submit to the NWFL Secretariat team preferred match venues for all home league matches. Match venues must have standard facilities e.g dressing rooms for players and officials, stewards / security officials numbers must be in tandem as stated in the pre-match meetings. Team home and away jerseys must be specific.”

The statement also touched on players welfare, which states that: “Clubs must submit to the NWFL an audited Annual Report of their activities as follows:
(a). Indebtedness, profits or losses.
(b). Sponsorships.
(c). A clear evidence of payment of players salaries in the previous season.”
The statement advised the clubs to take note and ensure compliance before the November 25 deadline for registration, as there won’t be half measures.



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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