The board of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) has announced a shift in date for the annual football fiesta, the Nigeria Women’s Premier League (NWPL) Super Four.The championship, which will make known the champions of the 2016/17 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL), will now be held between October 9 and 14 in Benin City, Edo State. Officials and the participating teams — Bayelsa Queens, Delta Queens, Nasarawa Amazons and title holders, Rivers Angels — are expected to arrive in Benin City on Saturday, October 7 while the teams will use the time in between to train prior to the commencement of competitive matches on the 9th of October.The championship was initially billed for September 11 through 16 in Benin City, Edo State.The NWFL board chairperson, Aisha Falode, said the postponement, though a difficult decision, becomes necessary because of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup qualifiers between Nigeriaâ€™s Falconets and their Tanzanian counterparts taking place in Nigeria on September 16 and Sunday, October 1 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.â€œThe NWFL board is compelled to shift the date of the NWPL Super Four championship due to the FIFA U-20 World Cup qualifying matches between Nigeriaâ€™s Falconets and Tanzania on Saturday, September 16 in Nigeria and October 1 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania respectively.â€œThe 2017 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) will now run from October 9-14 in Benin City, Edo State.â€œTeams and officials are expected to arrive on October 7, while the teams will use the time in between to train and unwind for competition proper commencing on Monday, October 9.â€œThe decision is a difficult one but we took into consideration the fact that many of the players involved in the FIFA U20 World Cup qualifying matches, including the Head Coach, Christopher Danjuma, are part and parcel of the Super Four championship.â€œWe have always dreamed of the NWPL Super Four championship with excitement, character and quality that will not only showcase the best of women football to the outside world but also to give the needed dividend to our hosts and potential sponsors.â€œWe have a responsibility to end the already successful league season on high and the best way to achieve that mileage is to give everybody equal opportunity.â€œWe sincerely regret any inconvenience the slight adjustment in date will cause to the teams, stakeholders, hosts, and sponsors among others.â€œWe are committed to organising the best ever NWPL Super Four championship in the annals of women football,â€ said Falode to supersport.com.Nasarawa Amazons will kick off the championship against Bayelsa Queens on Monday, October 9 while Delta Queens take on the Cup holders, Rivers Angels, in the second match of Match-day 1 clash.The winners of the Super Four championship will go home with a prized sum of Three Million Naira (N3m) while the runners-up will pocket N2million respectively.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Full England U21 squad:Goalkeepers: Angus Gunn (Norwich City, on loan from Manchester City), Dean Henderson (Shrewsbury Town, on loan from Manchester United), Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United)Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Dael Fry (Middlesbrough), Joseph Gomez (Liverpool), Jonjoe Kenny (Everton), Fikayo Tomori (Hull City, on loan from Chelsea), Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur), Joseph Worrall (Nottingham Forest)Midfielders: Lewis Cook (AFC Bournemouth), Tom Davies (Everton), Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest, on loan from Everton), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Crystal Palace, on loan from Chelsea), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), Josh Onomah (Aston Villa, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur)Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Swansea City, on loan from Chelsea), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Demarai Gray (Leicester City), Ademola Lookman (Everton), Sheyi Ojo (Fulham, on loan from Liverpool), Dominic Solanke (Liverpool)RelatedI Can’t Guarantee Nigerian-Born Players, Others Playing Time – England ManagerOctober 6, 2017In “England”Tammy Abraham Opens Up On His Decision To Snub Super Eagles For EnglandNovember 8, 2017In “England”Frank Talk! Eagles Strikers Are Better Than Abraham – Former England InternationalNovember 18, 2017In “National Team” Nigeria Courts Tammy Abraham Over National Team InvitationNigerian-born striker Tammy Abraham has been called up to the England U21 squad after denying widespread reports which claimed he wanted to switch international allegiance to Nigeria.Swansea City striker Tammy Abraham, who is on loan from English champions Chelsea till the end of the season, has been in the news of late after reports emerged that he would be willing to play for Nigeria.Tammy Abraham rejected those reports and reaffirmed his commitment to England though he confirmed that he met with Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick.He is part of the 24-man squad released by manager Aidy Boothroyd ahead of their European qualifiers against Scotland and Andorra.Boothroyd’s team will play rivals Scotland on October 6 before an away game at Andorra on October 10.Speaking about the upcoming clash with Scotland, Aidy Boothroyd said: “The game with Scotland is an intriguing fixture and it’s a really good game for us. The fact that the Scots beat the Dutch is good for the group I think because it now sets it up nicely for our game with them.“They’re a team that will naturally want to beat us and they’ll be working very hard to do that.” he added.