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NWFL declares Club Owners Association illegal

By Alex Monye
02 August 2022   |   2:47 am
The Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), yesterday, declared the NWFL Club Owners Association an illegal body, saying it is not a statutory recognised body by the statutes governing the game.

The Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), yesterday, declared the NWFL Club Owners Association an illegal body, saying it is not a statutory recognised body by the statutes governing the game.

NWFL Chief Operating Officer, Modupe Shabi, in a letter to the clubs, said the Club Owners were earlier accepted as a valuable link between the NWFL secretariat and the clubs.

The letter referred to an earlier mail by the Club Owners, which informed the NWFL of elections of officers of the association.

It added: “While the Club Owners Association is not a statutorily recognised body, by the Statutes governing the game, it was a valuable link between the NWFL and the clubs.

“In the light of the possible abuses of the relationship, the NWFL wishes to inform the clubs of the cessation of any dealings with the Club Owners Association with immediate effect.

“The NWFL Secretariat will henceforth deal with the clubs directly. Please ignore any correspondence from any individuals, groups or bodies claiming to act on behalf of the clubs in your dealings with the NWFL.

“This position has become necessary following developments that could be inimical to sustaining the gains of the women’s game.”