Nigeria Women Premier League set to return on September 12

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The league organisers have announced that the nation’s women topflight will make a return mid of next month

Nigeria Women Football League board has announced that the second round of the 2017/2018 Nigeria Women Premier League season will resume on September 12, 2018.

The nation’s women elite division embarked on a mid-season break in May following the conclusion of the first stanza before the now settled NFF crisis delayed its resumption.

In a statement, the league’s Chief Operating Officer, Ayo Abdulrahman offered reasons for the three-month-long break, citing the World Cup in Russia and U20 Women’s World Cup in France.

“You will recall that the Nigeria Women Premier League has been on a break due to 2018 World Cup and U20 Women World Cup. Subsequently, those events are over now,” the statement read.

“In view of this development, therefore, we wish to inform you that the second round of the 2017/2018 Nigeria Women Premier League will resume on 12th September 2018.”

Before the league went on break, Ibom Angels and Sunshine Queens were the first round champions, having finished top of Group A and B respectively in the abridged league.

At the end of the season, the two top teams in each of the groups will qualify to compete for the league diadem in a four-team play-off tournament later this year. 

NWPL Week Eight Fixtures

Group A

Confluence Queens Vs Edo Queens FC -  Confluence Stadium, Lokoja

Sure Babes FC Vs Bayelsa Queens - Kwara State Stadium, Ilorin

Delta Queens FC Vs Heartland Queens FC - Kwale Township Stadium

Ibom Angels FC Vs Rivers Angels FC - Itam Sports Centre, West Itam, Akwa-Ibom

Group B

Pelican Stars FC Vs Jokodolu Babes FC - U. J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar

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Osun Babes FC Vs Sunshine Queens - Osogbo Township Stadium, Osun State

Adamawa Queens FC Vs Nasarawa Amazons - Atiku Abubakar Stadium, Fufure

FC Robo Vs Abia Angels FC - Legacy Pitch Surulere, Lagos State

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