Akwa Ibom state sponsored Ibom Angels Football Club will be attempting to hold on to a rare leadership spot in the Women’s league when the second stanza of the 2018 league season gets underway on Wednesday, September 12 2018.
Fans and lovers of women football will be thrilled with exciting fixtures across various centres on match week 8 of the Nigerian Women Football League (NWFL).
One of such fixtures which could easily be the star match is the South-South derby between Ibom Angels of Uyo and Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt in group A. The game is billed for the Old Uyo Township Stadium.
Both teams are familiar foes on the pitch and on the bench. Ibom Angels head coach Whyte Ogbonda was once an assistant coach to Edwin Okon of Rivers Angels.
Ever since Ogbonda became the coach of the Orange girls – as Ibom Angels are called -, Rivers Angels have never defeated them in a league match.
In the reverse fixture in Port Harcourt, Ogbonda’s girls almost ran away with maximum points before the Jewel of Rivers were rescued by Evelyn Nwabuoku’s equaliser at the dying minutes of the match.
As fans anxiously await to watch an entertaining match on Wednesday, Coach Ogbonda has spiced up their curiosity by blowing hot on what to expect from his team.
Whyte Ogbonda of Orange girls is confident that his team will overcome Rivers Angels and get maximum point when they get to clash.
“Rivers Angels have the experience but we have the determination, we are determined to get the maximum 3 points against them,” said Ogbonda to www.aclsports.com
“Our target right from the beginning of the season is to play in the Super four and for us to get there, Rivers Angels must fall.”
Ogbonda dismissed the issue of inferiority complex in his players whenever they face a team like Rivers Angels which is largely made up of national team players and assured that Orange girls are psychologically ready to face their opponent.
“Psychologically, we have balanced our team and changed their mindset, I have told them to look beyond the names of players and play their normal football,” said Ogbonda.
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Confluence Queens v Edo Queens
Sure Babes v Bayelsa Queens
Delta Queens v Heartland
Pelican Stars v Jokodolu Babes
Osun Babes v Sunshine Queens
Adamawa Queens v Nasarawa Amazon
FC Robo Queens v Abia Angels
By Faith Oluchi