The Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) returns to action this Wednesday following the Christmas break as Delta Queens will be hoping to get their first away win as they journey to Lafia to face winless Nasarawa Amazons.
Delta Queens lost their first away game in an embarrassing 6-2 loss to Rivers Angels in Port Harcourt.
The NWFL enters Week 4 after Week 3 games were played December 23.
There is so much to play for this week as the race for the title and a ticket to the maiden edition of the CAF Women Champions League intensifies.
Also, high flying Bayelsa Queens will be gunning for their fourth win of the season when they host Confluence Queens at the Samson Siasia Stadium.
Champions Rivers Angels will host Abia Angels while FC Robo welcome Pelican Stars.
Meanwhile, Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode has warned that all NWFL clubs must conduct a fresh COVID-19 test.
Falode said that any club that do not have a fresh Covid-19 test certificate for their players and officials before the Week 5 matches on January 13, would be disqualified from the league.
Falode said all the participating clubs have between January 6 and 13, 2021 to conduct a mandatory fresh Covid-19 test for all their players and officials.
“It’s only logical for the clubs to update the status of the players especially after the Yuletide break which may have seen majority of them travel home to celebrate with their families whose Covid-19 status are not known.
“The NWFL board together with the Secretariat thought it wise not to postpone the Week 4 matches by one week, but to give the clubs a one week mandate to conduct fresh test to avoid unforeseen circumstances and situation that may most probably put the NWFL into disrepute.
“Defaulters won’t be spared in the interest of ensuring proper Covid-19 preventive measure as stipulated by the federal government of Nigeria.”
She further noted that, “For NWFL Premiership clubs not to record any case of Covid-19 infection since the 2020/2021 season kicked off on December 9 it’s a dint of hard work on the side of the NWFL board, secretariat and the clubs. And we are not ready to lower our guard as it concerns the women’s league in Nigeria.
“The test results must be forwarded to the NWFL Secretariat, for clubs to receive the go ahead to continue in the league.”
She stressed that, all the NWFL Premiership clubs have been duly notified of the importance to conduct a fresh test for players and of officials.”
Full Fixtures for Week 4 of NWFL:
Nasarawa Amazons FC vs Delta Queens FC
Bayelsa Queens vs Confluence Queens
Sunshine Queens vs Edo Queens
Rivers Angels vs Abia Angels FC
Royal Queens FC vs Osun Babes FC
Dream Star Ladies vs Ibom Angels FC
FC Robo vs Pelican Stars