The board of the Nigeria Women Football League, has sent an official letter of condolence signed by the Chief Operating Officer, Alhaji Ayo Abdulrahman, to the management of the Nigeria Police Female Machine Football Club of Uyo over the unfortunate incidence that led to the death of two of the club’s players yesterday, Miss Aniebet Ekong and Glory Saturday, in Uyo.
The C.O.O, said in the condolence letter addressed to the club Chairman: “We collectively commiserate and grieve with you, the entire officials and crew of the club.”
Meanwhile, in a swift reaction, the board of the Nigeria Women Football League, to show due respect to the departed players of Police Female Machine of Uyo, has announced the postponement, by one week, the kick-off of the Nigeria Women Pro-League Competition.
This was contained in a letter to all the four participating clubs: Pelican Stars of Calabar, Moje Queens, Police Female Machine and Olori Babes.
“Due to the sad incident that happened in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state yesterday, October 1, 2019, where two players of the Police Female Machine FC lost their lives, the NWFL Pro-League 2018/2019 season earlier scheduled between 3rd to 7th October, 2019 in Lokoja, Kogi State has been postponed to now hold between 7th to 11th October 2019 at same venue.”
The new schedule will now hold as follows: 7th October – Arrival / Draws.
8th October – Match Day 1 ( 1pm & 3pm).
9th October – Match Day 2 (1pm & 3pm).
10th October – Rest Day.
11th October – Match Day 3 (1pm & 3pm).