It’s week 4 of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) and a second South West derby for FC Robo in two weeks. After 2-0 loss to Jokodolu Babes of Ogbomosho, the Lagos-based side are ready to make amends as Osun Babes come visiting on Wednesday evening.
Speaking about their first loss of the season head coach, Emmanuel Osahon revealed that “the loss was because we got to the match venue late. We arrived the match venue at 2:30pm due to some logistics issue but it is one of those things you see in the league.”
Considering the team lost last week to the league new comers, Emmanuel Osahon believes this week’s derby is going to be different from the previous one.
“It’s going to be interesting, we just pray to God to crown our efforts. It is going to be interesting because they are a very good side, we respect them a lot but you know, this is our home and we need to try our very best to pick up points.”
He however added that despite Osun Babes poor run of form with a draw and two losses in three games, his team do not hold any advantage over their opponents.
“There is something you have to understand,” he said. “In female football you can’t predict what will happen in the next few mins because they are not like men; and you know women can come up with anything. What I believe is for God to just crown our efforts such that everything we’ve thought them, they should be able to put it into practice.
“Like in Jokodolu that day, we lost so many goalscoring chances. They had only two and they utilized it. Despite the fatigue, we had about 16 corner kicks and they had about 6 or 7 if I’m not mistaken and we still lost. So that is female football for you.”
Finally on the game, Emmanuel Osahon called the attention of everyone to the fact that his strikers are yet to score saying “you know what they can do. So I’m just praying that God should crown their efforts because by the time they start to deliver, Lagos State will be agog.”
4pm is the time on Wednesday evening as FC Robo play host to Osun Babes at the Legacy pitch of the National stadium, Surulere.