Leadership (Abuja)

24 November 2012

Nigeria: Women League Super Six Begins Today

The champions of the Nigeria Women Professional League football for the 2011/ 2012 season will emerge November 27. The Super Six tournament was designed to determine the overall winner of the women league which kickoff today at the FIFA goal project, package B of the Abuja National Stadium.

Twenty clubs that participated in the 2011/2012 Nigeria Women League season in abridged format were divided into two groups of 10 teams each with the top three teams in each group qualifying for the final round of the competition tagged 'Super Six' to determine the 2011/2012 Nigeria Women League champions.

Nigeria Women Professional League chairperson, Ms Dilichukwu Onyedima said the 2011/2012 Nigeria Women League season saw the emergence of Sunshine Queens of Akure, Narasawa Amanzons of Lafia and Kogi Queens of Lokoja as tops in Group A. In Group B, Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt, Bayelsa Queens of Yenegoa and Delta Queen of Asaba finished in the top three.

She said the six clubs will split into two groups and would play each other in a round robin format with the winners of each group slug it out in the finals for the 2011/2012 Nigeria Women professional League trophy. The final is expected to take place at the Area 10 Old Parade Ground Sports Complex.

She called on Nigerians and Abuja residents in particular to come out and watch the best of Nigerian women soccer. "All the players that we saw in Japan and Azerbaijan during the FIFA Under-20 and 17 Women world Cup respectively will be playing in the Super Six Cup competition.

Football lovers should come and see the best of women soccer." Trophy and medals would be presented to winners, while all the participating teams would go home with certificates of participation.

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