NWPL: Queens shrug off spirited Angels to stay top

Africa’s largest women’s football league is back! Women football fans across the state of Ondo, Southwest Nigeria, trooped en mass to witness the commencement of the Nigeria Women Premier league 2016/2017 season. The newly inaugurated women’s board put together a momentous opener between hosts Sunshine Queens and visiting side, Ibom Angels. The

NWPL: Abia Angels stun reigning champions in pre-season friendly

Reigning Champions of the Nigeria Women Premier League  were on Wednesday beaten 2-1 by Abia Angels in a friendly match decided on an unfriendly  Abayi girls school field in Aba. A second half brace from Vivian Ikechukwu saw the hosts come back from a goal down to claim victory thereby rendering Rafiat Sule's lone strike in the first half a mere consolation for the visitors. The Jewel of Rivers as Rivers Angels are fondly called, had grabbed the initiative from the first blast of the whistle, expressing sheer dominance over their Abia-based counterparts, but had to make do with only the 45th minute goal scored by their Bayelsa Queens import, Sule, who was the highest goal scorer in the league last season. Abia Angels did not trouble Rivers Angels' goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi

New NWPL season set to kick off in March

  The 2016/17 season of the Nigeria Women Premier League has been scheduled to commence on March 25, 2017, while the pro league which is the second division will begin two weeks after. This was announced at the Annual General Congress held at the Hotel de Bentley in Abuja Monday night, where