Lagos - Representatives of clubs participating in the
Premier and Pro cadres of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) have
proposed tougher sanctions for teams withdrawing from the league during the
At different interactive sessions in Benin City and Lokoja,
the club representatives viewed strongly the penchant of some clubs to throw
the League into confusion by withdrawing midstream while some are in the habit
of non –challantly failing to honour matches.
According to the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Women
Football League, Ayo Abdulrahaman, the sessions in Benin City and Lokoja were
held as sensitization programs on proposed rules and players’ contracts.
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In Benin City, the club representatives canvassed that each
club should make a deposit of one million naira to the League as a measure
against withdrawal of clubs during the season, and that clubs that fail to
honour a match should be fined the sum of N500,000, while the match should be
rescheduled. The defaulting club should also bear the cost of organization of
the rescheduled match to the home team before the new date
In Lokoja, the representatives agreed that participating
clubs should write a letter of undertaking that they would honour their league
matches throughout the season. They also resolved that any club that fails to
honour a match during the Premier League season should be fined the sum of
N500,000, while a club in the Pro division that fails to honour a match should
be made to pay the sum of N250,000.
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