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Angels claim NWFL title, book CAF play-off spot

Angels claim NWFL title, book CAF play-off spot image

Kelvin Ekerete

Rivers Angels have emerged champions of the 2021 Nigeria Women’s Football League after annihilating Sunshine Queens 4-0 in the final of the Super 6 at the Dipo Dina International Stadium in Ijebu Ode, on Sunday.

The win will see Angels represent the country in the WAFU Zone B playoffs for the maiden edition of the CAF organised Women’s Champions’ League.

 Angels finished the Super 6 with 11 points ahead of Delta Queens and FC Robo who both ended their campaign with nine and eight points respectively while Sunshine finished fourth with seven points.

The Edwin Okon tutored ladies bounced back from their disappointing goalless draw against Delta Queens in their opening game to record 4-0 wins against Bayelsa Queens, Edo Queens and Sunshine Queens in their final match.

Oghenebrume Ikhekua put Angles in front in the second minute of the encounter to pile pressure on their opponent. Vivian Ikechuchwu scored the second in the 44th minute while Alice Ogebe gave the Port Harcourt based side the cushiobn when she slotted in the team’s third before Maryann Ezeanagu put the game beyond the reach of the Akure based Queens with the team’s fourth goal.

In the other fixture which took place simultaneously, FC Robo played out a 1-1 draw with Delta Queens. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Robo’s Lawal Taiwo put the Lagos-based side in front in the 11th minute but a late penalty conversion from Delta Queens’ Chiamaka Okwuchuwu in the 87th minute ensured that both teams shared the spoils.

 Some of the dignitries present at the final in Ijebu Ode are sports minister, Sunday Dare, Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick, NWFL Chairperson, Aisha Falode amongst others.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, Dare, congratulated Rivers Angels for their triumph and tasked them to be worthy ambassadors of the country in the maiden edition of the women’s continental football showpiece.

“I want to congratulate the overall winner and those who will represent us for the first time in the female CAF Champions League to be our worthy representatives by perhaps winning the maiden trophy.

“Don’t forget we have a track record in female football in Africa where we remain a dominant force. We can extend the dominance from the national team to club level.”

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