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Bayelsa to host 2024 NWFL Premiership Super Six playoffs



The Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) has announced Bayelsa as the host of the 2023/2024 NWFL Premiership Super Six tournament.

In a statement by Samuel Ahmadu, Head, NWFL Communications on Tuesday, the tournament is scheduled for May 16 to May 26.

He said that Nkechi Obi, the NWFL chairperson, said Bayelsa was confirmed following a review of bid interests from various states to stage the competition.

“On behalf of the board and management of the NWFL, let me congratulate Bayelsa for being selected as the hosts for the NWFL Premiership Super Six.

“We hope this opportunity to host a great Super Six will further boost women’s football in Bayelsa and raise the profile of the sport in Nigeria.

“This will be the first time that the NWFL Premiership playoff tournament will be hosted in the state.

On the tournament’s schedule, Modupe Shabi, the NWFL’s Chief Operating Officer, said the playoffs will be in a round-robin format, with participating teams playing five matches in the race for the coveted title.

He said that three matches will be played on each match day, with breaks in between days.

The six teams to feature in the tournament include the host team Bayelsa Queens, Edo Queens, Rivers Angels, Confluence Queens, Nasarawa Amazons and Heartland Queens.

NEWSVERGE reports that in Group A, Nasarawa Amazons finished as group winners with 27 points from 14 matches.

Confluence Queens were in second position with 25 points and Heartland Queens in third with 24 points.

Sitting top in Group B is Rivers Angels with 27 points, four points ahead of Edo Queens in second and Bayelsa Queens in third with 22 points from 14 games.

The title winner of this year’s Super Six tournament will represent the country in the WAFU-B qualifiers, where a win guarantees a spot at the 4th CAF Women’s Champions League.

Ijeoma Okigbo

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