Nigerian Women's Championship

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Nigerian Women's Championship
Country  Nigeria
Confederation CAF
Founded 1990
Number of teams 12
Domestic cup(s) Nigerian Women's Cup
Most championships Pelican Stars FC (7 titles)

The Nigerian Women's Premier League is the top flight of women's association football in Nigeria. It is the women's equivalent of the Premier League.

History[edit]

Female football in Nigeria started in 1978 with the foundation of the NIFFOA (Nigeria Female Football Organising Association), renamed NIFFPA (Nigeria Female Football Proprietors Associations) in 1979, and joined by clubs like Jegede Babes, Ufuoma Babes, Larry Angels, Kakanfo Babes and others. The first championship was organised by the NFA in 1990.

For 2013/14 the league was restructured and renamed to the Premier League. Twelve teams will play in a single division.[1]

2013–14 teams[edit]

  • Nasarawa Amazons
  • Delta Queens
  • FC Robo
  • Adamawa Queens
  • Osun Babes
  • FC Taraba Queens
  • Rivers Angels
  • Bayelsa Queens
  • Pelican Stars
  • Ibom Angels
  • Sunshine Queens
  • Police Machine

Champions[edit]

The list of champions and runners-ups:[2][3]

Year Champions Runners-up
1990 Jedege Babes
1991
1992 Ufuoma Babes
1993 Ufuoma Babes
1994 Rivers Angels SC Jedege Babes
1995 Ufuoma Babes Pelican Stars FC
1996 Ufuoma Babes
1997 Pelican Stars FC
1998 Pelican Stars FC
1999 Pelican Stars FC FCT Queens
2000 Pelican Stars FC FCT Queens
2001 Pelican Stars FC FCT Queens
2002 Pelican Stars FC FCT Queens
2003 Delta Queens FC FCT Queens
2004 Bayelsa Queens Pelican Stars FC
2005 Pelican Stars FC Bayelsa Queens
2006 Bayelsa Queens Nasarawa Amazons
2007 Bayelsa Queens Nasarawa Amazons
2008 Delta Queens FC Bayelsa Queens
2009 Delta Queens FC River Angels
2010 River Angels SC
2011 Delta Queens FC River Angels SC
2012 Delta Queens FC River Angels SC
2013 Nassarawa Amazons[4] Rivers Angels

Most successful clubs[edit]

Club Champions Runners-Up Winning Seasons Runners-Up Seasons
Pelican Stars FC (Calabar)
7
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005
Ufuoma Babes (Warri)
4
1992, 1993, 1995, 1996
Delta Queens FC (Asaba)
4
2003, 2008, 2009, 2011
Bayelsa Queens (Yenagoa)
3
2004, 2006, 2007
Rivers Angels SC (Port Harcourt)
2
1994, 2010
Jedege Babes (Lagos)
1
1990

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women's Premier League a reality". supersport.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Women: Nigeria: Championship". sports123.com. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nigeria - List of Women Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-ng/news/4093/nigeria/2014/02/08/4601741/nasarawa-amazons-are-nigeria-women-league-champions

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