At a virtual meeting of the club owners held on Tuesday, 13th April, and presided over by the President of NFF and FIFA Council Member, Amaju Pinnick, and which was also graced by the NFF 1st Vice President, Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi and General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, the club owners said they would defer to the NFF chieftains and attend the tournament. Also present was Amina Sani Zangon Daura, NFF’s Head of Women Football.
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The Chairperson of the NWFL, Aisha Falode, confirmed this on Monday.
The meeting, which also had in attendance the NFF 1st Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi (also Chairman of the Football Committee); Mallam Shehu Dikko, NFF 2nd Vice President/Chairman, LMC; Alhaji Sharif Rabiu Inuwa, NFF Executive Member/Chairman, Referees Committee; Senator Obinna Ogba, NFF Executive Member/Chairman, NNL; Otunba Tade Azeez (President, Nigeria Referees Association); and Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, NFF General Secretary, deliberated on niggling issues around the League, particularly welfare of officials and resolved to tackle matters head-on in the interest of the domestic game.
The Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode, announced this in Abuja on Wednesday.
Faith Ben-Anuge, the league’s Chief Operating Officer, made the remarks in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja against the backdrop of the compulsory licensing of clubs initiated by the Federal Government.
One player told the BBC the team held an overnight meeting in their Grenoble Hotel with Aisha Falode, the President of the Nigeria Women Football League
“The draw for the Super 4 tourney will take place on Wednesday at the Protea Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos,” NWFL chairperson, Aisha Falode, told Nwfl.com.ng on Sunday.
The Super Falcons player, who has spent two seasons with the reigning Nigeria Women Football league Champions, said she was happy moving to Sweden
The Rivers State-owned team also signed on 2016 highest goalscorer, Rafiat Sule, among many others
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the match was played at the FIFA Goal Project pitch at the ‘Package B’ of the Abuja National Stadium
The Winners Cup is the women’s version of the NPFL’s Super 4 mini-tournament and is the official season-closing event of the Women’s League
Speaking at the new board’s inauguration at the NFF Secretariat, Abuja on Thursday, Pinnick poured encomiums on the board’s independent Chairman, Aisha Falode, and the other members and expressed faith in their ability to lift the game to a new level
Ayo Abdulrahaman, the Executive Secretary of the NWFL, told thenff.com on Tuesday that Nasarawa Amazons of Lafia from the Premier League and Cerezo Queens from the Pro League have lost their slots for failing to honour three matches in the current season
Ayo Abdulrahaman, the Executive Secretary of the NWFL, said in Abuja that the Ad hoc Committee governing the NWFL has already communicated this decision to the affected clubs
Zira, who is the Chairman of Adamawa Queens of Yola, spoke in Lagos at the weekend where he led some members of the League body to a meeting with some possible sponsors of the Nigeria Women Football League
According to the Secretary of the League body, Isaac Ajisafe, the Congress will discuss ways of moving Women Football League in the country forward