NWFL: Rivers Angels sign Ghanaian trio

NWFL: Rivers Angels sign Ghanaian trio

Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) side Rivers Angels have announced the signing of there Ghanaian players ahead of the upcoming NWFL Premiership season, reports www.aclsports.com

Goalkeeper Patricia Mantey (Ghana Immigration Services), midfielder Mary Essiful (Soccer Intellectuals Fc) and forward Gifty Acheampong (Thunder Queens FC), all agreed one-year deals with the NWFL defending Champions.

One of the newly signed players, Acheampong expressed her delight with joining the defending champions.

“I’ve been hearing so much about this team and have seen how consistent they’ve been every season.

“Their winning mentality is one of the reason I decided to join them because I equally love winning.

“I’ve seen most of their players get bigger deals in the European scene which is the prayer of most players plying in the domestic league and I’m certain my stay here will give me more opportunities.

“I also intend to win a title or even more while I’m here with them,” said Acheampong.

Acheampong featured at the 2016 U-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Jordan where she scored 2 goals and had 1 assist in four matches.

The other two players; Mantey, 28, and Essiful, 27, are senior national team players with the Black Queens of Ghana and were in the team that hosted the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in 2018.

Meanwhile, Matilda Onyiloha-Otuene has been promoted to the post of General Manager of Rivers Angels FC.

Onyiloha-Otuene who has been Team Manager of the Jewel of Rivers for 12yrs was elevated to this position by the state’s Ministry of Sports on Tuesday.

In a related development, all players and officials of Rivers Angels FC have completed their medicals as they prepare the commencement of the Nigeria Women Football League season.

The team comprising of 35 players and 13 officials (technical and backroom staff) were duly tested for Covid-19 and other health related examination and results for the dreaded disease came out negative as they await the announcement of football activities in the country by authorities.

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