- The NWFL
Pelican Stars F.C. is a women’s association football club based in Calabar, Cross River State. In 2017, they played in the Nigeria Women Football League, the highest division for women football in the country.
In 2015, the team protested against the government for inadequate funding for the club. In 2016, a spokesman for the club revealed to News Agency of Nigeria that new organizational changes in the club will re-position it to redeem its glorious years. In 2017, they defeated newly promoted side, Sa’adatu Amazons F.C. in their first game of the season.