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Adamawa, Heartland earn relegation to NWFL Championship

The Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) chairperson, Aisha Falode has announced the demotion of two Premiership sides, Adamawa Queens and Heartland Queens to the NWFL second tier league, Championship.

The duo failed to heed Tuesday, December 01 second deadline on erring clubs to meet club licensing and registration requirements.

The NWFL had offered five clubs the second lifeline to make up for the earlier failure in order to be eligible to participate in the forthcoming 2020/2021 NWFL Premiership due to commence on Wednesday, December 09, 2020.

Falode, noted that representatives of Adamawa Queens and Heartland Queens failed to show up during the extension of deadline to December 1, 2020 for a season that would kick off on December 9, 2020.

“While officials from Sunshine Queens, Ibom Angels and Dream Stars of Lagos showed up at the NWFL Secretariat in Abuja for their club’s licensing and registration after the board bowed to pressure from all and sundry.

“Sunshine Queens and Ibom Angels were cleared with the clearance of Dream Stars pending due to incomplete documentation.

“Hopefully the Lagos team would be cleared before midnight of today.

“As it is at the moment we have 14 NWFL Premiership clubs while two namely Heartland and Adamawa have been confirmed for relegation to play in the NWFL Championship season,” said Falode.

The NWFL Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mrs. Faith Ben-Anuge said in Abuja that with the current situation the NWFL Secretariat will hold a fresh draws for the 14 clubs to play in the 2020 NWFL Premiership straight league which officially kicks off on Wednesday, December 09, 2020.

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