Female football league adjusts format

Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt

The Congress of the Nigeria Women Football League has agreed on two-group format abridged league strictly for the 2016/17 season.

The 16-team format will be made up of eight teams each.

Group A is made up of reigning champions, Rivers Angels, Bayelsa Queens, FC Robo, Sunshine Queens, Heartland Queens, Ibom Angels, Abia Angels and COD Ladies.

Group B has Nasarawa Amazons, Delta Queens, Osun Babes, Saadatu Kolo Amazons, Confluence Queens, Adamawa Queens, Pelican Stars and Edo Queens.

The Congress also agreed on Saturday, March 25 kick-off date for the top-flight while the second tier league, pro league will commence on Saturday, april 8.

A Super Four tournament will be used to determine the eventual champions of the top-flight.

The NWFL is expected to end on or before July in strict adherence to the football body, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) directive.

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