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NWPL resumes with an abridged league


Nigeria Women Premier LeagueTHE Nigeria Women Premier League  2014/2015 season will commence on May 2, 2015 .This was disclosed during the Annual Clubs Congress of the Nigeria Women Football League, which took place in Abuja on Tuesday.

Compared to the straight league played last season, the upcoming season will be an abridged league. This is to enable the clubs cope with the serial of breaks that would arise as a result of the busy schedule involving female players in the national team.

Speaking on Wednesday, Chairperson of the Nigeria Women League board, Dilichukwu Onyedinma, confirmed that the upcoming season would be an abridged league to avoid mistakes of last season.

“This season will be an abridged league. We have to consider the elections that are taking place and the competitions coming up in the year. We have taken note of most of the mistakes made last season and looking forward to a much better league this year, Onyedinma said.

The Super Falcons will be involved in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in June in Canada, the All Africa Games billed for Congo and the qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The climax of the congress was the award of league trophy to Rivers Angels being the winners of the 2013/2014 NWPL ahead of Pelican Stars and Sunshine Queens who came 2nd an 3rd respectively.

The Port Harcourt side was awarded their trophy after an exhibition game against Confluence Queens at the FIFA Goal Project Technical Centre in Abuja on Tuesday.

The double champions were 1-0 winners over the Kogi side courtesy of Angels Left full back, Ngozi Ebere from the penalty spot when newly signed forward Ijeoma Emenike was brought down in the box.

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