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NWFL promises more innovations, as Bayelsa Queens win Champions Shield


The Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) has promised to initiate more innovations in the country’s women’s football league that would boost the fortunes of the gender game in Nigeria.

The NWFL said the women’s league body would not relent in its efforts until the league is ranked among the best in the world. Speaking at the end of the Champions Shield in Yenagoa at the weekend, NWFL Chairman, Aisha Falode said, “Our policies are already paying off… we are aiming at building a brand that we can all be proud of. The Champions Shield is an innovation that will bring about more competitions in the league. The more the players compete, the more they get better.

“Our goal, our job, our responsibility is to build the NWFL to a major brand in the footballing world. We are on the right path and we have remained consistent over the years, I believe we are almost there.” According to Falode, the “NWFL has succeeded in improving the standard of the women’s league in all ramifications and no doubt, the Nigeria Women Premier League is the best in Africa. She stressed: “Our quest to attract quality sponsorships for the league will only be achieved when the investors are convinced they will get the desired return on investment and that’s exactly where we are driving at as a body.”

In the Champions Shield match, Uzoamaka Igwe and Lucky Odiri scored in each half as Nigeria Women Premier League Champions beat Rivers Angels 2-0 to win the trophy on a wet day at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex, Yenagoa. Bayelsa Queens became the second team to win the NWFL Champions Shield after Rivers Angels did last year in Lagos beating Nasarawa Amazons.They will travel to Akure on Wednesday to face Sunshine Queens in the Premier League, while Rivers Angels will move to Osogbo to face Osun Babes.


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