Rivers Angels win Nigeria Women Football League

Rivers Angels win Nigeria Women Football League

Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt on Sunday in Ijebu-Ode whipped Sunshine Queens of Akure 4-0 in their final game at the 2020/2021 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership Super Six.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that both sides’ final game, which was the last match of the competition, was played at the main bowl of the Dipo Dina Stadium.

Oghenebrume Ikehua scored in the game’s second minute, before Vivian Ikechukwu extended their lead in the 44th minute to put the Port Harcourt-based side in the driver’s seat.

Alice Ogebe scores in the 63rd minute, while Maryann Ezeanagu’s 79th minute effort ensured that Rivers Angels retained the league title which they won in 2019.

Rivers United’s Head Coach, Edwin Okon, said he  was happy to have retained the title.

Okon said the competition showed that they were worthy champions of the competition.

Also, the Head Coach of Sunshine Queens, Wemimo Mathew, praised the resilience of her players in spite of having several players injured before the competition.

“The early goal, that first goal, affected my players. Also, it was not easy for them to play five matches in less than a week.

“But it’s a game of football, and you win some, you lose some,” she said.

NAN also reports that Rivers Angels, with 11 points from five matches, will alongside Delta Queens represent Nigeria at the WAFU Qualifiers for the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League.

Delta Queens finished in the second position after Chiamaka Okwuchukwu’s 87th minute goal canceled out Taiwo Lawal’s goal for them to draw 1-1 with FC Robo Queens.

In the first game of the day, Bayelsa Queens defeated Edo Queens 3-0.

Lagos-based FC Robo Queens finished third in the competition, while Sunshine Queens, Bayelsa Queens and Edo Queens ended the Super Six in fourth, fifth and sixth places respectively.

The Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare, and the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, were among guests at the competition’s closing ceremony. (NAN)

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