Nigeria Women Football League NWFL Super Six: Rivers Angels Get First Win As Confluence Queens Inflict Heartland Queens

The 2023/2024 NWFL Premiership Super Six resumed with entertaining action on Matchday 2, with Bayelsa Queens and Rivers Angels scoring their first victory of the tournament, strengthening their prospects of winning the domestic crown this season on Monday.

Meanwhile, Confluence Queens rebounded from their Saturday opening-day defeat at the hands of Edo Queens to secure a key victory, adding to the competition’s excitement.

Bayelsa Queens, hosts of the 2024 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership Super Six, won their opening match of the tournament on Monday, defeating Nasarawa Amazons 1-0 at the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

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The Solid Babes had an early opportunity to grab the lead when Odo Bibiana’s shot hit the crossbar in the seventh minute, much to the relief of Domo Okara’s team and the home fans.

After a goalless first half, the game appeared to be heading for a draw when a last-minute drama occurred.

Substitutes Mercy Omokwo and Mercy Itimi collaborated to break the tie in the 90th minute, with Itimi finishing Omokwo’s long ball to seal the victory.

This victory gave Bayelsa Queens four points from two games, putting them in a good position for the title chase.

They will next face Confluence Queens on Wednesday, while Nasarawa Amazons will look to win their opening game against Rivers Angels.

Rivers Angels also won their first playoff game, a 2-1 triumph over Edo Queens in a South-South derby, with all three goals coming in the first half at the same stadium.

Florence Alexander opened the scoring for the Jewels of Rivers in the 11th minute, with a free kick that Edo Queens custodian Ijeoma Uzoma shockingly fumbled.

Ogbonda Whyte’s side extended their lead in the 28th minute when Valentina Uroko unintentionally turned the ball into her own net.

Edo Queens rallied swiftly, cutting the lead with Emem Essien dribbling past her marker and beating goalie Ademola Morufa.

Despite a disallowed goal by Deborah Odiagbe in the 59th minute and a similar fate for Sefiat Idris’ shot, Rivers Angels hung on to win.

This victory brought them level on four points with Bayelsa Queens at the top of the standings.

Rivers Angels will next face the Nasarawa Amazons, while Edo Queens want to return to winning ways against the winless Heartland Queens.

Confluence Queens won 2-0 over debutants Heartland Queens, rebounding from their 5-1 loss to Edo Queens in the tournament opener.

Returning from national team action, keeper Sylvia Echefu gave Confluence a lift by maintaining a clean sheet and restoring confidence.

After a dull first half, Merit Offor broke the deadlock from the penalty spot in the 76th minute, scoring her second goal of the competition.

Offor was replaced ten minutes later by Feranmi Odutade, who scored the second goal less than a minute after coming in.

Confluence Queens moved up to fourth place in the standings with three points, renewing their chances for their first title.

MATCHDAY 2 RESULTS

Bayelsa Queens 1-0 Nasarawa Amazons

Edo Queens 1-2 Rivers Angels

Heartland Queens 0-2 Confluence Queens


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