NWFL Premiership Super 6: Bayelsa Queens close in on title as Rivers Angels pip Nasarawa Amazons


Reigning NWFL Premiership champions, Rivers Angels have got their second win of the ongoing Super 6 Championship after they came back from a goal down to beat Nasarawa Amazons at the UNIBEN Sports Complex, Benin city yesterday but they have made the path to the title simpler for Bayelsa Queens.

The Pride of Rivers started the championship with a 2-1 loss to Bayelsa Queens after their ex- loanee, Gift Monday’s stoppage winner on Monday, broke their hearts.

They could only muster a draw against Delta Queens before they finally ended their bad spell with a 2-0 win over Naija Ratels on Wednesday courtesy Chiamaka Okwuchukwu’s double.

In their yesterday’s win over hitherto indomitable Nasarawa Amazons, Rivers Angels were on the back foot in the 39th minute after a mistake from goalkeeper, Charlotte Adjei gifted Mercy Idoko the opening goal but Maryann Ezenagu levelled the scores in the 72 minute for Rivers Angels when her amazing free-kick went past Rita Akarekor.

Rivers Angels dug deep to get the winning goal 12 minutes from the regulation time when Deborah Kehinde finished up an impressive low cross from Chiamaka Okwuchukwu

By virtue of the win, Rivers Angels displaced Nasarawa Amazons to occupy the second spot with seven points from four games but they have played a game better than the Solid Babes from Lafia.

Bayelsa Queens are on the brink of another league title because of the loss suffered by their nearest challengers, Nasarawa Amazons. Rivers Angels have missed out of the title race. They can only finish the playoffs with 10 points even if they beat Edo Queens on Sunday.

Nasarawa Amazons will have a chance if they win their outstanding game against Naija Ratels today by a wide margin. But they must still beat Bayelsa Queens to pip them to the title and the ticket to the CAF Champions League competition.


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