The League Management Company (LMC) has given out N10 million support to cash-strapped Nigeria Women Premier League as its second round matches beckon.
Several clubs were shown the exit door having failed to comply with the NWPL regulations owing to financial constraints, but with this lifeline, indemnities of match officials will now be paid, taking the responsibility off host teams.
“We are happy for this lifeline from the League Management Company. This gesture has come as part of the NFF’s promise to take the Women’s League, and the entire women football sector, to a new level,” Chairman of the ad-hoc committee of the NWFL, Babagana Kalli, confirmed the donation to the NFF website.
“We want to commend the NFF and the LMC for this, and I can assure you that the second round of the season will commence this weekend, with all the teams that started the season.
“We have rescheduled all the matches that were not played for one reason or the other, and the rescheduled games will be played in midweek while the regular matches come up during the weekends.”
Nasarawa Amazons, Tokas Queens and Capital City Doves had lost their slots for failing to honour three matches in the current season, but they have now been restored to the league.