NWFL: Bayelsa Queens, Amazons lose top spot after defeats

NWFL: Bayelsa Queens, Amazons lose top spot after defeats

Four home wins, 2 impressive away wins and one barren draw on match day 6 of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), has set things up nicely for teams vying for a place in the league’s Super 4.  This has become even more important with the first round of fixtures set to come to an end next week and this week’s result has shaken things up at the top of the table in both groups A and B.

In group A, Bayelsa Queens surrendered top spot to Delta Queens after a 1-0 away loss to their South-South neighbours in what happens to be the team’s first loss of the season. In the same vein, Precious Christopher’s lone strike takes Ibom Angels to second place behind Delta Queens as the Akwa-Ibom based team claimed all three points at home to Confluence Queens.

Although not in a Super 4 position yet, Rivers Angels put up a convincing display and good shout for a top 2 finish against Heartland Queens of Owerri, as goals from Vivian Ikechukwu, Rafiat Sule (2) and Ibinabo Georgewill ensured that the AITEO Cup champions handed their opponents an embarrassing 4-0 defeat. Also, in Ilorin, two second half goals were enough for Edo Queens as they claimed all three points away to Sure Babes of Ilorin.

In group B, Abia Angels put up a good display to take all three points against defending champions, Nasarawa Amazons, thanks to a Blessing Echeipu’s spotkick in the 22nd minute. Christy Ucheibe was then sent off for the defending champions in the 31st minute, as they recorded their first loss of the season and handed initiative to Sunshine Queens at the top of the group after Tina Oyatheleme scored the only goal in Adamawa to give the Akure based team all three points.

The final game of the day was a barren draw between the very elated Pelican Stars who earned a hard fought draw against FC Robo in Lagos. The final match of week 6 between Osun Babes and Jokodolu Babes will take place on Monday, 28h of May by 4pm.

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