The 2015/2016 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) season will commence on February 20, 2016, the board has announced.
A statement signed by the League’s Secretary Emmanuel Adesanya noted that the second tier Women Professional League would begin a week after on Feb. 27.
The statement read: “The Secretariat of the Nigeria Women Football League has released the comprehensive programme of activities for the year 2016, and fixing February 20 as commencement date for league,” he said.
“The Women Premier League will begin on 20th February while the Professional League will commence on 27th February.
“Collections of Registration materials is already on and would end on 31st of January, 2016, with the returning of all registration materials slated for 12th February.”
Adesanya also added that the inspection of the various stadia to be used by clubs would hold between Feb. 13 and Feb. 17.
He said that 14 clubs would take part in the Premier League, while 13 clubs were eligible to participate in the 2015/2016 professional league season.
Rivers Angels are the current NWPL champions, after retaining the title last year.