All is now set for Friday November 4 kick-off of 2022 Sheroes Cup, a pre-season tournament mainly for club sides featuring in the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL).
As at last count, up to eight NWFL clubs have confirmed their readiness to participate as the organisers put finishing touches to plans.
Chairman of the Organising Committee, Coach Haruna Ilerika, who gave further insight on the level of preparedness of the annual competition in Abuja, said both logistics and technical arrangements have been perfected.
He confirmed that participating clubs have already concluded plans to arrive the nation’s capital on Thursday November 3, with most matches scheduled to be played inside FIFA goal project, package B of Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja.
According to him, the expected teams for the tournament include; Adamawa Queens, Edo Queens, Confluence Queens, Delta Queens, heartland Queens, Nasarawa Amazons, Royal queens and Naija Ratels.
“The competition will be played in a round robin format. This is because the clubs requested that they want to play more games to enable them fully assess the quality of players they have recruited for the season. Is not economically viable for us, but we conceded to their demands in order to provide the platform they needed.
“After the first stage, the first two will play in the final, while the third and fourth placed sides on the table will play the third-place match.
“This kind of tournament gives players the opportunity to gain exposure to national team and secure transfer to better their careers”
Ilerika who is also the Secretary of FCT Football (FA) revealed that “as a responsible FA, we have contacted our hotel managers and connected them with clubs for discussions. We are providing conducting environment for them to enjoy their stay in Abuja.” Ilerika explained.
Meanwhile, the fixtures for the tournament have been released, and four matches will be decided each day.
Teams Arrive Abuja For Sheroes Cup Tournament