Bayelsa Queens, Rivers Angels renew rivalry as NWFL new season gets underway

An aerial view of Moshood Abiola National stadium swimming pool Abuja.

The highly anticipated and entertaining 2022/2023 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) season will kick off on Wednesday across various designated centers with top of the table clashes lined up – with Bayelsa Queens and Rivers Angles arguably the star match of the day at the Samson Siasia stadium, Yenogoa, Bayelsa state.

Bayelsa Queens are the defending champions of the NWFL title and River Angels are always a pain in the neck for the Yenogoa team, The two sides are well familiar to each others as perennial rivals in the domestic scene.

Chief Operating Officer of the NWFL, Modupe Shabi, announced the date in a letter addressed to clubs.

“We present the warm compliments of the Management and Staff of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) to you,” the statement reads.

“We kindly write to reaffirm that the 2022/23 NWFL Premiership Season will kickoff on 30th November, 2022 across the country.

“Kindly find attached fixtures for your information.

“While wishing you a successful season, please accept the assurances of our highest sporting esteem.”

The commencement became necessary to put players in a competitive level and to meet up with global calendar, the NWFL organisers said.

South Africa, Morocco, Tanzania, Ghana amongst others have already commenced their leagues.

Bayelsa Queens are the current league champions, after clinching it for the fifth time last season.

The Restoration Girls participated at the 2022 CAF Women’s Champions League and finished third.

In other fixtures, former champions Nasarawa Amazons have a tricky game with Edo Queens in Makurdi.

Osun Babes will entertain Royal Queens at Larry Leke Stadium.

The Old Parade Stadium will come alive when Naija Ratels face Heartland Queens.

Meanwhile, FC Robo Queens will keep a date with Abia Angels. Completing the schedule is the match between Adamawa Queens and Ibom Angels.

All matchday one games will hold on November 30th.

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