NWFL Scraps 2019/2020 Season For All Women’s Leagues

The Nigeria Women Football League has announced that the 2019-20 season for all three tiers of the women football league pyramid will be scrapped to protect the health of players and officials in the various clubs amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The unanimous decision was one of several reached during a virtual conference between the NWFL management headed by Ms Aisha Falode, club owners/chairmen and managers on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

All football and other sporting activities have been suspended in Nigeria since 18 March as a result of the pandemic.

An NWFL statement signed by club owner Abdul Sule said the stakeholders agreed that preparations should now focus on the 2020/2021 season.

The start date for next season will, however, be contingent on the federal government approving the resumption of sporting activities the statement noted.

Football administrators had earlier submitted their protocol for the resumption of football in the country to the ministry of sports which in turn, forwarded the document to the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 who will make a final decision on the return of sports.