The 2021 edition of the NWFL Nationwide League has been scheduled to kick-off on April 11, 2021 at the Aguyi Ironsi Sports Complex, Abuja and the Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu-Ode.
According to the Chief Operating Officer of the NWFL, Modupe Shabi, a total of 22 clubs from across Nigeria will be participating in the third tier league of the NWFL which will be concluded on April 17, 2021.
Shabi noted that 10 clubs will battle for one of the two slots for promotion to the NWFL Championship at the Aguyi Ironsi Sports Complex, Abuja.
The clubs are Invincible Angels of Benue, Abruka Queens of Kwara state, Solo Wonders Babes of Abia state, Beautiful Tours Angels of Abuja, and Osklean FC of Rivers.
Others are Crystal Stars of Bayelsa, Fortress Queens of Edo state, FC Amazon of Niger state, Umeseaka Queens of Abia and Honey Badgers of Benue state.
While, the Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state, will host 12 teams that will battle for the second promotion ticket.
They include Moje Queens of Kwara, Prince Kazeem Queens of Lagos, Unification Queens of Lagos, Oasis FC of Lagos and Omidiran Babes of Osun.
Others are Lakeside Queens of Lagos, Royaltoms Queens of Lagos, Aseyori Queens of Lagos, Dannaz FC of Lagos, Ekiti Queens of Ekiti, FC Phoenix of Lagos and Papa Soccer Angels of Lagos.
The Chief Operating Officer stated that, the arrival date for clubs in the two centres is April 11, while competition proper starts April 12, with a knock-out format, before going to the league proper to determine winner of the centre.
She added that the clubs are expected to submit their duly filled registration forms on April 2, 2021.
The Chairperson of the NWFL, Aisha Falode, expressed delight on the increased number of clubs registered for the 2021 NWFL Nationwide League.
She said: “This increased number showed marked improvements and desired bigger development in the Nigerian women football league.
“We in the NWFL are committed to taking the women’s league in Nigeria to the next level. We commend all the clubs that registered and really want to encourage more clubs to register for next season.”