COVID-19: NWFL postpones Week 5 matches

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Bayelsa Queens’ squad

By Gabriel Kekong

 The Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) has postponed Week Five matches of the ongoing Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) by one week.

A statement on Monday signed by Faith Ben-Anuge, the Chief Operating Officer of the league, said the postponement was to accommodate collation and validation of compulsory COVID-19 tests for the NWPL teams.

“We are currently validating results sent in by some clubs while some are yet to forward theirs.

Due to the tasking process of collation and validation, the board considers the postponement appropriate to enable the secretariat to complete their job on the ongoing COVID-19 test on clubs concerned,” Ben-Anuge said.

She added that the league had given the clubs enough time to complete the tests and forward evidence to the secretariat on or before  January 15, 2021.

The NWFL official also noted that clubs that do not adhere to the directives will be suspended from the league indefinitely.

The postponed matches would be played on January 20, 2021.

Meanwhile, Bayelsa Queens are currently topping the league with 12 points from four matches.

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