The Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) is set to commence in March after a decision was reached at the annual congress which held in Benin City on Tuesday evening.
The 2020 NWPL football season will run as an abridged league and to that effect draws were held with all 16 participating teams split into two groups of eight each.
Pelican Stars FC and Royal Queens FC are the newly promoted sides to the league. Pelican Stars will be making a return to the NWPL after they got relegated in 2018, while Royal Queens will be playing in the league for the first time ever.
2020 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) Draws.
Group A: Pelican Stars FC, Nasarawa Amazons FC, Sunshine Stars FC, Bayelsa Queens FC, Abia Angels FC, Confluence Queens FC, Dream Stars FC and Edo Queens FC.
Group B: Rivers Angels FC, Ibom Angels FC, Royal Queens FC, Osun Babes FC, FC Robo Queens, Heartland Queens FC, Delta Queens FC and Adamawa Queens FC.
The commencement date for the 2020 NWPL is 18th of March and the league is expected to run till the 24th of June 2020.
The top two teams from each group will qualify automatically for the Super 4 Championship to determine the eventual winner of the league while the last teams from the two groups will get relegated to the NWFL-Pro League.