A decisive competition among the top six teams in the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) will begin on Monday to serve the route through which this year’s champions will emerge, megasportsarena.com reports.
This is sequel to an agreement reached among competing teams in the NWFL, who rose from a virtual meeting among officials and club owners, who reasoned that it is better to end the season with a competition through which Nigeria’s representatives in the first edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League in Morocco next month.
While confirming that the Super 6 will take place in Ijebu-Ode as scheduled, starting from Monday, NWFL chairman, Aisha Falode said it was important to stage the competition in order for Nigeria to present her very best at the maiden edition of the competition.
Also present at the meeting presided over by the president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick, were NFF 1st vice president, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, the general-secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi and NFF’s head of women football, Amina Sani Zangon Daura.
Falode added: “I want you all to know that this is about our dear country Nigeria. It is not about a club, or even the NWFL or whatever issues might be on the front burner. It is about Nigeria which is bigger than all of us.
“I plead that you attend the competition because it is the right thing to do. Given the position of Nigeria in women’s football in the African continent, we must put our best foot forward with regards to this competition.
“We must send the very best and that must be determined by current form. I have noted all the issues you have raised and I promise that I will sit down with the board and management of the Nigeria Women Football League.
“(We will) find a way to cogitate on the issues and pragmatically resolve them. Our resolve to hold the Super 6 is predicated on belief that Nigeria must go to Morocco with her very best, and emerge champions.
“We should approach this with a common objective and a common purpose. Nigeria should triumph and we can only do that if we hold a tournament to pick the best teams on current form.”