As the Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) Super 4 tournament to decide the 2018 NWFL Champions edges closer, head coach of Sunshine Queens Wemimo Matthew has revealed that her team is out to make history this season.
Sunshine Queens come up against Bayelsa Queens in the first game of the play-offs on Friday afternoon but the Owena Mermaids coach revealed that topping the Group A ahead of Rivers Angels doesn’t make them a threat to her team. “I don’t see any threat because we’ve been working very hard preparing for the tournament and we met them in the AITEO Cup and played out a draw. We will meet the same set of players but we have prepared better and by the special Grace of God, we will come out victorious.”
Meanwhile Bayelsa Queens captain, Joy Jerry has said that her team can’t wait to compete for the title once again having last won it 12years ago. “We all know what is at stake and we want to make sure we work harder to achieve this difficult task. It’s been twelve years we won the league and we need it so badly now. We are hungrier for success now more than ever.
“The Super 4 is played by Champions. Sunshine Queens is a very difficult side but we are more focused on getting to the final if we ever have a chance of lifting the prestigious title. We want to win outrightly and prepare early enough for the finals on Sunday,” she said.
Finally on how prepared they are for the task ahead and the possibility of winning the NWFL title for the first time in their history, Wemimo Matthew said: “To be honest with you the girls are fully ready. They are more than ready. They are ready for the games, they want to prove themselves and tell the world that they can do it. Their response in training has been fantastic and I believe that by the special grace of God victory will be ours at the end of the day.”
Bayelsa Queens and Sunshine Queens will lock horns in the first game of the Super 4 tournament on Friday afternoon by 2pm at the Agege Soccer Temple, Lagos. The winner progresses to the finals to play for the NWFL trophy.