Finally, Adamawa Queens, Heartland Queens relegated From NWFL
By Ebube Dike
After many weeks of intense lobbying and pressure from concerned quarters including state governments and stakeholders in Adamawa and Imo states, the two states’ female football club – Adamawa Queens and Heartland Queens – have been relegated from the 2020/2021 Nigeria Women Football League, NWFL, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
The Chairperson of the NWFL, Aisha Falode, Tuesday afternoon after the close of a second deadline for erring clubs in the NWFL Premiership, for club licencing and registration, announced that after a second time failure to beat the deadline set, Adamawa Queens of Yola and Heartland Queens of Owerri, will play in the second tier of the NWFL Championship season.
Falode, noted that, representatives of Adamawa Queens and those of 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 of Akure, Ibom Angels and Dream Stars of Lagos showed up at the NWFL Secretariat in Abuja for their club’s licencing 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,” Falode added, ‘we have 14 NWFL Premiership clubs, while two; Heartland and Adamawa have been confirmed for relegation to play in the NWFL Championship season.”
The Chief Operating Officer of the NWFL, 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 December 9, 2020.