Nasarawa Amazons

After the successful experiment that was the maiden NWFL Charity Shield hosted by Lagos State government, women football faithful are in for more of the good times at the 2017/2018 season, which kicks off on April 7.

The opening game will hold at the ultra-modern 5,000-seat Lafia Township Stadium, which is home to league champions, Nasarawa Amazons. The champions are billed to host Lagos landladies, FC Robo Queens in the star match of the season.

The Lafia side beat all comers in the 2017 NWPL Super Four Championship in Benin City to claim the league crown and the rare privilege to kick start the new season on her home ground. But they narrowly missed the double and first silverware of the New Year when they went down 3-4 on penalties to perennial rivals and Aiteo Cup winners, Rivers Angels in the 2018 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Champions Shield at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.

According to the NWFL, the Nasarawa Amazons versus FC Robo Queens will be the only matchday 1 clash on April 7, but the other fixtures will hold across the two groups on April 11.

“Subsequently, other match fixtures will hold every Wednesday of the week in the abridged league format of two groups of eight teams each,” NWFL Chairperson, Aisha Falode said

She explained that the league body chose an abridged format after a careful consideration of the time frame of the upcoming 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia, as well as the Fifa Women World Cup in France.

The eight teams…

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