Bayelsa Queens Battle Rivers Angels, As NWFL New Season Kickoff November 30

Published on: 25 November 2022

Bayelsa Queens will begin her title defence against derby rivals Rivers Angels as the 2022/2013 season of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership will kick off November 30th,

The commencement became necessary to put players in a competitive level and to meet up with global calendar, the NWFL organisers said.

South Africa, Morocco, Tanzania, Ghana amongst others have already commenced their leagues.

Chief Operating Officer of the NWFL, Modupe Shabi announced the date in a letter addressed to clubs.

"We present the warm compliments of the Management and Staff of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) to you," a statement said.

"We kindly write to reaffirm that the 2022/23 NWFL Premiership Season will kickoff on 30th November, 2022 across the country.

"Kindly find attached fixtures for your information.

"While wishing you a successful season, please accept the assurances of our highest sporting esteem."

Bayelsa Queens are the current league champions, after clinching it for the fifth time last season.

The Restoration Girls participated at the 2022 CAF Women's Champions League and finished third.

In the fixtures released by the NWFL, defending champions Bayelsa Queens have a tough opener against Rivers Angels at Samson Siasia Stadium.

Former champions Nasarawa Amazons have a tricky game with Edo Queens in Makurdi.

Osun Babes will entertain Royal Queens at Larry Leke Stadium.

The Old Parade Stadium will come alive when Naija Ratels face Heartland Queens.

Meanwhile, FC Robo Queens will keep a date with Abia Angels. Completing the schedule is the match between Adamawa Queens and Ibom Angels.

All Matchday One games will hold on November 30th.

MatchDay One Fixtures

Group A

Bayelsa Queens Vs Rivers Angels

Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa


Naija Ratels Vs Heartland Queens

Old Parade Ground, Area 10, Abuja


Osun Babes Vs Royal Queens

Larry Leke Stadium, Elegbo, Osun State


Group B

Nasarawa Amazons Vs Edo Queens

Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi, Benue State.