Nigeria Women Football League, NWLF climaxed Tuesday after the relegation play-off, the duo of Pelican Stars football club of Calabar and Abia Angels of Aba escaped the drop but Dreamstar and Ibom Angels got downed in the muddy relegation waters.
Pelican Stars finished tops with five points on the table after playing a goalless draw against Ibom Angels in their last Play-off game.
They went into Tuesday’s match with four points from two matches in Benin.
Abia Angels of Aba finished second place with 4 points and zero goal difference to join Pelican Stars as the second team to escape relegation and remain in the NWFL Premiership.
Abia Angels escaped by the whisker as they lost 3-2 to Dreamstar Ladies in the last game of the Play-off. Abia opened a two-goal lead in the first half, only for Dreamstar Ladies who are masters of the second half, to pull the two goals deficit back and shot into lead with a third goal to keep scores at 3-2.
If Dream stars Ladies had scored one more goal, they would have been on same minus one goal difference and would have won on head-to-head permutations.
Unfortunately, by the time they shot into lead at 3-2 the game was left with 2 minutes of pay on the watch.
The Lagos team that also finished with four points, slided into relegation with a minus one inferior goal difference.
Dream star Ladies and Ibom Angels will now play in the NWFL Championship next season, while Pelican Stars and Abia Angels will continue their sojourn in the NWFL Premiership League.
The final matches of the NWFL Premiership Play-off on Tuesday May 11th, officially marked the end of the Women’s Premiership League 2020/2021 season.