The 2015/2016 Nigeria Women Football League will kick off on the 21st of May the Nigeria Women Football League Congress has announced.
The women congress agreed that the premier league will start a week earlier before the commencement of the second tier.
It was also agreed at the Congress which held at the Bently Hotel, Abuja that the 2015/2016 Premier League season will be played in two groups, A and B.
Group A will parade Osun Babes, Pelican Stars, Tokas Queens and Edo Queens. Others teams in Group A include Nasarawa Amazons, Abia Angels, Ibom Angels, C.O.D. Ladies and Bayelsa Queens.
FC Robo, Martin White Doves, River Angels, Delta Queens, Adamawa Queens, Sunshine Queens and Confluence Queens are in Group B. Taraba Queens and Capital City Doves complete the numbers in the group.
NFF 2nd Vice president Shehu Dikko who represented NFF President at the event declared the congress open and assured stakeholders the resolve of the football body to make the women’s football league commercially viable.
Dikko, appealed for the total cooperation of the stakeholders to ensure the anticipated development is achieved in the women’s game.
“The NFF is fully committed to embrace new opportunities to improve the Women’s League,” Dikko began in opening address at the Congress.
“The NFF sees it as business and this is why we are throwing everything to make it an improved product that will be able to attract sponsors and run on its own.
“We enjoin all stakeholders to cooperate with us in this regard, we must all be ready to sacrifice for the good of the game and everyone will be happier in the end,” he concluded.
Babagana Kalli, the chairman of the NWFL ad-hoc committee said that the new governance structure will compose of an independent chairman, two chief executive officers and six clubs representatives.
Kalli who doubles as an NFF executive member and Borno State FA chairman, assured the club owners, stakeholders and media of an all-inclusive affairs in the governance of the league.
The champions for the NWFL 2015/16 season will be decided through the ‘champion of champions final’ format with winner of group A facing the winner of group B.
Present at the Congress were representatives of the 18 topflight clubs, 28 second tier outfits including former chairperson of the board, Dilichukwu Onyedinma.
NWFL Week 1 Fixtures ( Kick-off May 21, 2016 )
Osun Babes vs Pelican Stars
Tokas Queens vs Edo Queens
Nasarawa Amazons vs Abia Angels
Bye vs Ibom Angels
Bayelsa Queens vs C.O.D Ladies
Fc Robo vs Delta Queens
Adamawa Queens vs Bye
Sunshine Queens vs Confluence Queens
Martin White Doves vs Rivers Angels