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NWFL: Rivers Angels Seal Super 6 Ticket in Grand Style After Victory Over Bayelsa Queens



The matchday 13 fixture of the Nigeria Women Football League Premiership, tagged the South South derby lived up to expectations as Rivers Angels and Bayelsa Queens entertained the fans at the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium with their artistry on Wednesday.

Rivers Angels showed intent and purpose from the blast of the whistle, searching for an early goal. The pressure almost paid off as goalkeeper Okeke Onyinye denied Peace Effiong an opportunity to score in the 10th minute.

Bayelsa Queens’ trio of Abiola Blessing, Evanick Touta and Igbomalu Chinyere had their chance, but were denied by the Jewels of Rivers’ goalkeeper, Morufa Ademola and her defense.

At the resumption of the second half, Rivers Angels kept pressing for a goal, with a Peace Effiong chance in the 55th minute going wide.

The introduction of Patience Otobo and Uduak Ubong Peter in the 67th minute was the turning point for the Jewels of Rivers as they helped the team to control the game.

Patience Otobo scored her debut goal for Rivers Angels in the 89th minute to humble the team’s stubborn rival Bayelsa Queens and seal a Super Six ticket.

An excited Otobo after the match said she is excited to score her debut goal which sealed her team’s qualification to the Super Six.

“I feel so happy to have scored the goal that sealed our Super Six ticket, i waited for the attacker to cross the ball and I was able to score ”

Meanwhile, Rivers Angels coach, Whyte Ogbonda has praised his players for putting up a good performance against their perennial rivals, Bayelsa Queens on Wednesday.

Whyte admitted that it wasn’t an easy match because the two sides are former champions, but he is happy that his team won the South South derby.

“I will say that the game today is a game of two champions and a South South derby, the game between the two sides is never an easy match but at the end of the day, we were able to scale through to get our three points”

“The changes we made in the second half went a very long way to help us get the 3 points at stake today”.

“I told my team that the bench was going to win the match for us today, we needed to leave some good players on the bench and allow some to play, when the ones on the pitch are tired , the players on the bench can come and contribute”


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