Nigeria cancels 2019-20 Women’s Premier League season due to Covid-19

The Nigerian Women’s Football League [NWFL] board has announced the complete cancellation of the 2019-20 Nigerian Women’s Premier League [NWPL] due to the coronavirus disruptions.

The campaign, which was initially set to kick off on March 25 was postponed indefinitely four days earlier over the global health crisis.

This cancellation means the women’s leagues, including the top-flight, will not take place for the first time since the first championship was organised in 1990.

Wednesday’s decisions were the outcome of a virtual conference meeting, which was attended by NWFL chairperson Aisha Falode and chairmen of the women’s clubs on Tuesday.

The development means champions Rivers Angels will now have to defend their title in the 2020-21 season which doubles as the qualifiers for the inaugural Caf Women’s Champions League.


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