The management committee of the Nigeria Women Football League headed by Aisha Falode in conjunction with women clubs owners and managers have unanimously agreed to scrap the 2019/2020 season, in the three tiers of the women’s league, for sake of protecting the health of the players and officials in the various clubs, in line with the Covid-19 protocols.
This decision was reached, among others, in a Video Conference on Tuesday July 7, 2020between NWFL Chairperson and Clubs Chairmen.
In the communique signed after the virtual meeting, by one of the clubs’ chairmen, Abdul Sule, it was also agreed thatclubs should be encouraged to prepare for 2020/2021 season contingent upon
the time the protocol for resuming sporting activities is approved, as the league will resume after approval has been given to the Protocol for the resumption of sporting activities document submitted by the Minister of Sports to the COVID-19 Taskforce and the National Assembly and NFF
lifts the ban on Football activities.
The meeting also agreed that clubs are to continue to observe the existing Protocol guidelines put in place by the NCDC and the COVID-19 Presidential Task force as the League Board will not compromise standards therefore, 2020/2021 will continue by abiding by the existing registration and every club shouldensure that all necessary registration requirement should be put in place, as all registration for 2019/2020 will be carried over to2020/2021.
According to the communique, clubs to use the period of the break to complete all registration processes including evidence of upto date payment of salaries to their players.
In view of the approval of CAF to commence the CAF Women Champions
League in 2021, it was agreed that, the 2020/2021 Nigeria Women Premier League seasonwill be structured as full season (Straight League) with a plan to organize
another draw for this purpose.
Source: AKS Sports