JUST IN: NWFL Suspends Action On Expansion of Championship

NWFL Suspends Action On Expansion of Championship

NWFL Suspends Action On Expansion of


The board of the League (NWFL) has put on hold action on the to increase the teams in the Championship league from 10 to 20.


This was one of the decisions contained in the communique issued at the end of its virtual Congress.

The Congress, apart from applauding the ongoing successful implementation of the Premiership League and the efforts of clubs to continue to honour their match obligations without any default, it upheld the motion that the expansion of the Championship from 10 teams to 20, which was previously adopted at the Annual General Assembly on October 5, 2023, should be suspended for the 2023/2024 Season.


“Congress agreed to maintain the status quo, with the current number of 10 clubs, and review modalities for increasing the number of teams starting from next season,” the statement reads.


In the same vein, the Congress rejected the motion to suspend the replacement of the Nationwide League with the States League as approved at the October 2023 Annual General Assembly.


In , the States League will therefore commence in the 2023/2024 season but Congress however mandated additional discussions and a review of the modalities for its operation, especially concerning promotion and relegation from the States League into the Championships, before commencement of the League.


The Congress has however mandated the NWFL to liaise with the state Football Associations on the modalities for restructuring of the Nationwide League into the States League scheduled to commence from the ongoing 2023/2024 season.


On the recurring issue of officiating, the Congress agreed that efforts should be made to solicit the assistance of match officials' committees in elevating the standard of officiating to help improve the women's game in Nigeria

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