NWFL Premiership 2022 Week 12 Review: Nasarawa Amazons end Edo Queens’ unbeaten streak; Bayelsa Queens pip Royal Queens to leapfrog Rivers Angels

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After almost going unbeaten in the regular season, Edo Queens suffered their first defeat of the season in Lafia against Nasarawa Amazons while Osun Babes, Confluence Queens, and Bayelsa Queens bagged crucial wins to either strengthened their stronghold on Super 6 tickets or leave the drop zone for good as the Nigeria Women’s Football League Premiership entered Week 12 dasportstainment247.com can report.

At the Lafia Township Stadium, Nasarawa Amazons defeated Edo Queens 2-0 to inflict the first loss of the season on the Wemimo Matthew led Benin based side. Chimeberem Opara and Tarnum Dooshima who scored his seventh goal of the season were responsible for the goals in the sixth and 51st minutes.

The Solid Babes remain in second spot with 21 points from 10 games and they have opened up a five point gap between them and third placed Confluence Queens who have 16 points but with a game more. But Edo Queens still remain at the driver’s seat in Group A with 23 points from 10 matches.

At the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja Favour Nkwocha’s 62nd minute effort was enough for Confluence Queens to pip Adamawa Queens 1-0. Confluence Queens are in third position in Group A with 16 points from 11 games but Adamawa Queens are sixth with nine points from 10 games.

Osun Babes boosted their survival chances with a 2-0 away win against Pelican Stars in Calabar through the goals of Grace Marcus and Alvine Dahz in the 63rd and 90th minutes. The Omoluabi Babes firmed their grip on fifth spot with 14 points from 11 games.

Etim Edidiong’s 83rd minute strike for Bayelsa Queens in Warri against Royal Queens ensured they leapfrogged Rivers Angels to top Group B with 21 points from 10 games. Royal Queens with a brace from Tosin Ogundeko had beaten Rivers Angels 3-1 in Port Harcourt the penultimate midweek but they were unstuck at home against the reigning Aiteo Cup champions, Bayelsa Queens.

Royal Queens are still fifth on the Group B table with 10 points from 10 games.

At the Umuahia Township Stadium, Abia Angels held reigning league champions, Rivers Angels to a goalless draw to improve to eight points from 10 matches. They are sixth and time is running out for them to secure more points to avoid relegation. Rivers Angels who at a time were cruising at the top with as many as five points have slipped to the second spot with 20 points from 11 games. They are without a win in their last three games.

NWFL Premiership 2022| Week 12 | FULL TIME RESULTS & GOALSCORERS.

*|Nasarawa Amazons 2 Edo Queens 0|

Chimeberem Opara 6′ ⚽| 1-0

Tarnum Dooshima 51′ ⚽| 2-0

*|Confluence Queens 1 Adamawa Queens 0|

Favour Nkwocha’ 62′ ⚽| 1-0

*|Pelican Stars 0 Osun Babes 2|

Marcus Grace 63′ ⚽| 0-1

Alvine Dahz 90′ ⚽| 0-2

*| |Royal Queens 0 Bayelsa Queens 1|

Etim Edidiong 83′ ⚽| 0-1

*|Abia Angels 0 Rivers Angels 0|

*FC Robo Queens Vs Sunshine Queens | Friday, 25th Of March|

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