The Nigeria Women Premier League has been postponed as a result of participating clubs having many players away on national assignment.
While some of these players make up Peter Dedevbo’s U-20 team who are currently on their way to Monrovia for a crucial 2016 World Cup qualifier against Liberia, some of them form the nucleus of the senior national team, Super Falcons that are preparing for an Olympic qualifier against arch rivals, Equatorial Guinea.
However, a resumption date for the league is yet to be announced by the League board.
This is the second time the NWPL will be put on hold since the 2014/2015 season kicked off in May. Three weeks after the start of the season, the League went on break prior to the FIFA Women’s World Cup so that concentration will be channeled to the Super Falcons who were participating in the tournament.
It only resumed last weekend with teams executing Week 4 fixtures, but there will be no league matches in the coming weekend till further notice.
Clubs were informed of this development before their Federation Cup matches on Wednesday.