The League Management Company has handed the Nigerian Women Football League a N10m lifeline, to prosecute the second round of matches of the season.
According to a press release from the Communications department of the Nigerian Football Federation, the fund will help the NWFL pay indemnities of match officials, taking the responsibility off the host teams.
“We are happy for this lifeline from the League Management Company. This gesture has come as part of the NFF’s promise to take the Women’s League, and the entire women football sector, to a new level.”
“We want to commend the NFF and the LMC for this, and I can assure you that the second round of the season will commence this weekend, with all the teams that started the season.”
“We have rescheduled all the matches that were not played for one reason or the other, and the rescheduled games will be played in midweek while the regular matches come up during the weekends,” Babagana Kalli, Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee of the NWFL, told thenff.com on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of the NWFL Ayo Abdulrahaman has explained to thenff.com that five teams in the division who lost their slots for failing to honour three matches in the current season have now been restored to the League.
The teams include Nasarawa Amazons, Tokas Queens and Capital City Doves,Cerezo Queens and State House Queens.