Rivers Angels Wins Nigeria Women Football League Title

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The River Angels of Port Harcourt lifted the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Super 6 trophy after beating Sunshine Queens of Akure 4-0 at the Dipo Dina stadium in Ijebu Ode, while also qualifying for the WAFU B zone of the maiden CAF Women’s Champions League.

With just a win needed to retain the title, Oghenebrume Ikhekua gave the holders the lead with the opener two minutes before Vivian Ikechuchwu doubled the lead a minute from half-time.

River Angels striker Vivian Ikechuchwu celebrates after scoring during Nigeria Women Football League Super 6 championship match against  Sunshine Queens

After the restart, Alice Ogebe extended Rivers’ lead to three in the 63rd minute before Maryann Ezeanagu struck 11 minutes from full-time to wrap up their third consecutive four-goal victory.

The league triumph was Rivers Angels’ first back-to-back title and seventh overall following previous successes in 1994, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2019, with six of them won under Okon’s regime.

The Angels drew their first two games, but followed with three consecutive 4-0 wins on their way to the trophy.

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, handed over the trophy to the elated captain.

In the final table, Rivers finished on top with 11 points, followed by Delta and Robo with nine and eight points, respectively.

Bayelsa and Edo finished fifth and sixth with five, and no points respectively.

NWFL results

Robo Queens 1-1 Delta Queens

Bayelsa Queens 3-0 Edo Queens

 

Chidi Nwoke/The Guardian.

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