• Fri. Jul 12th, 2024

NWFL Congress halts Championship expansion, approves replacement of Nationwide League with State League

The Nigeria Women Football League has taken a significant decision to halt the planned expansion of the NWFL Championship from 10 to 20 teams, a move initially adopted at the Annual General Assembly on October 5, 2023, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.

In a communique released on Friday morning, it was revealed an emergency congress was held on Thursday March 21, 2024, via a virtual meeting to discuss important matters affecting the future of women’s football in the country.

Citing the need for further review, the Congress agreed to maintain the current structure of 10 clubs for the 2023/2024 Season, with intentions to revisit expansion in the future.

The Congress also stood firm on its decision to proceed with the replacement of the Nationwide League with the newly conceived States League, despite a motion for suspension. This ambitious restructuring aims to introduce a more localized competitive framework, though further discussions are mandated to finalize operational modalities, particularly regarding promotion and relegation mechanisms.

To ensure the successful transition to the States League, the NWFL pledged to collaborate closely with State Football Associations, outlining a strategic approach for restructuring set to commence in the ongoing season.

The meeting was attended by key figures including Chairperson Nkechi Obi, Vice Chairman Hajiya Suleiman, and other distinguished members, brought forth a series of resolutions that are set to shape the direction of women’s football in Nigeria.

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