By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Since the 2018-2019 season, Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) clubs have been busy buying players in preparation for the scrapped 2019-2020 season, www.kick442.com reports.
It should be noted that the 2019-2020 season was scrapped by the NWFL due to the outbreak of the novel CoronaVirus.
Ahead of the 2020-2021 NWFL which is slated to kick off on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, www.kick442.com has decided to bring out the list of selected Club transfers in the league since 2019 after the end of the 2018-2019 season.
It wasn’t a smooth adventure, but with the help of Club coaches, Team Manager, Media Officers, NWFL Media updates, and the recently organised Flying Officers Cup, getting information about newly signed players became a reality.
This Pan African Sports portal monitored the transfers of about 11 out of the 14 clubs cleared to play in the league next season.
www.kick442.com can confirm that Egbulu Oghorghor Joy has joined Delta Queens from Royaltoms International Football Academy (RIFA), Lagos. The attacking midfielder joined Mamuzo Edafe, who is another product of the Academy at Delta Queens.
Delta Queens Selected Transfer
1. Egbulu Oghorghor Joy (Royaltoms International Football Academy, Lagos)
The Orange Ladies acquired the services of seven new players ahead of the 2020/2021 NWFL Premiership season.
Ibom Angels Transfer List
1. Effiom-awan Effiom (from Pelican Stars)
2. Marylen Edem (from Pelican Stars)
3. Unyime Johnson (from Edo Queens)
4. Ekaete Akpata (from Edo Queens)
5. Rabi Ihiabe (from Bayelsa Queens Queens)
6. Jennifer Oliver (from Dove City)
7. Juliet Bassey (from Rivers Angels)
2017-2018 Champions retained most of its players, importantly the 2018-2019 highest goal scorer in the league, Anjor Mary. Another young and talented goal scorer, Charity Reuben also returned to her former Club from BIIK Kazygurt.
Bayelsa Queens Selected Transfers
1. Oluwakemi Famuditi (from Confluence Queens)
2. Charity Reuben (from BIIK Kazygurt)
3. Monle Omini (Confluence Queens)
4. Zainab Olapade (Sunshine Queens)
Defending Champions, Rivers Angels was active in the transfer market as the Club replaced the trio of Chiamaka Nnadozie, Tochukwu Oluehi, and Evelyn Nwabuoku who left the club for France and Spain respectively after the end of the successful 2018-2019 league season. The Club also acquired the services of three Ghanaian players.
Rivers Angels Selected Transfers
1. Damilola Koku (from Ibom Angels)
2. Amaewhule Ozinuchi (Confluence Queens)
3. Maryann Ezeanagu (Delta Queens)
4. Patricia Mantey (from Ghana Immigration Service)
5. Mary Essiful (from Soccer Intellectuals FC, Ghana)
6. Gifty Acheampong (from Thunder Queens FC, Ghana)
7. Precious Christopher (Confluence Queens)
Royal Queens FC
Newly promoted Royal Queens FC of Warri, Delta State, brought in some players majorly from Abia Angels before the resignation of their former coach, Abayomi Olorunda. Mene Paul has been saddled with the responsibility of guiding the Club to their maiden campaign in the top flight.
Royal Queens FC Full Transfer List
1. Vera Samuel (Abia Angels)
2. Peace Pius (from Kaduna YSFON)
3. Diamond Edem (from Abia Angels)
4. Chinasa Soroibe (from Abia Angels)
5. Chiamaka Okuchukwu (from Abia Angels)
6. Chinwe Akabike (from Kaduna Queens)
7. Opeoluwa Ogunsowo (unattached)
8. Joy Isogie (from Fortress)
9. Deborah George (from Pelican Stars)
10. Nwankwo Chika Onyekachukwu (from Abia Angels)
The Omoluabi Queens battled relegation in the course of the 2018-2019 season. To bolster the team attack, they have acquired Nigeria Under 17 leading goal scorer, Yemisi Samuel, and a defender from Delta Queens.
Osun Babes Selected Transfers
1. Oluwayemisi Samuel (from Sunshine Queens)
2. Sunday Blessing Orvegwe (from Delta Queens)
Edo Queens FC
The Rollanson Odeh tutored side was also active in the transfer market with the acquisition of two top goalkeepers and the arrival of Chioma Wogu after she was released by the Belarusian side, FK Minsk.
Edo Queens Selected Transfers
1. Obidinma Nkiruka (from Adamawa Queens)
2. Christy Ohiaeriaku (from Delta Queens)
3. Yetunde Adeboyejo (from Bnot Netanya, Israel)
4. Chioma Wogu (from FK Minsk, Belarus)
5. Glory Ogbonna (from Ibom Angels)
Little was heard about Sunshine Queens in the transfer market. The only player that this Pan African Sports portal can report joining Sunshine Queens was Wachukwu Oluchi Janice who joined from Adamawa Queens. There might be other signings that were not publicized by the Club.
The 2018-2019 NWFL Premiership Runners Up replaced their goalkeeper who joined Bayelsa Queens and Precious Christopher who joined Rivers Angels.
Confluence Queens Selected Transfers
1. Emem Essien (from Ibom Angels)
2. Unanba Augustina (from Sunshine Queens)
2019 Aiteo Cup Champions acquired the services of two selected players.
Nasarawa Amazons Selected Transfers
1. Opara Chinemerem (from Heartland Queens)
2. Keke Grace (from Kaduna Queens)
Dream Stars FC Ladies
Lagos based side, DreamStars FC Ladies completed five top signings to compete effectively during the Premiership.
DreamStars FC Transfers
1. Ayatsea Hembafan (from Invincible Angels)
2. Kalu Favour (from Invincible Angels)
3. Ajakaye Opeyemi (from Rivers Angels)
4. Shittu Kafayat (from Moje Queens)
5. Shoroye Abosede (from Heartland Queens)
In the second tier NWFL Championship, Naija Ratels FC’s acquisition of Nigeria Under 17 girls coach, Bankole Olowookere led to about three players from his former Club, DreamStars FC Ladies following him to his new Club.
Naija Ratels FC Selected Transfers
1. Omilana Faith (DreamStars FC)
2. Oladeji Oluwabunmi (DreamStars FC)
3. Anani Oluwaseun (Invincible Angels)
4. Aishat Animashaun (DreamStars FC)
5. Balogun Yetunde (Lakeside Queens)
Selected Transfers Out of NWFL Since End of 2018-2019 Season
1. Chiamaka Nnadozie (from Rivers Angels to Paris FC, France)
2. Rafiat Sule (from Edo Queens to Pink Sport Bari, Italy)
3. Tochukwu Oluehi (from Rivers Angels to CD Pozoalbense, Spain)
4. Evelyn Nwabuoku (from Rivers Angels to CD Pozoalbense, Spain)
With the above transfer sheet of clubs coupled with the fact that the 2020-2021 season will be a straight league, Nigerians await a competitive and exciting NWFL season which will be in preparation for the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League in 2021.
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