The Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership Super 6 began on Monday, in a bid to determine the winner of the league season.
Three matches were played which saw reigning Champions, Rivers Angels held to a 1-1 draw by Lagos-based side FC Robo.
The Port-Harcourt based team had taken the lead via a Vivian Ilechukwu strike in the 46th minute but were pegged back by Monday Gift’s 87th minute equalizer which saw the game end in a stalemate.
In the same vein, Bayelsa Queens and Sunshine Queens played out another 1-1 draw on the first day of the NWFL Premiership Super 6.
A fifth-minute goal courtesy of Opeyemi Sunday saw Sunshine Queens take an early lead but their failure to consolidate on their lead with another goal saw her strike was canceled by Charity Reuben in the 31st minute.
The only win of the day came in the game between Delta Queens and Edo Queens, with the former being the first team to claim all three points in this season’s Super 6.
The first goal went in in the 41st minute when Chiamaka Okwuchukwu dribbled past Christy Ohiaeriaku in goal for Edo Queens, before Nneka Julius’s free-kick from about 23 yards levelled the scoreline in the 53rd minute.
In the 71st minute, Delta Queens struck through Comfort Folorunsho from a corner kick situation as the match ended 2-1 in their favour.
Delta Queens have now opened a two-point lead at the top of the table following the opening day results, while the others settle for a point with the exception of Edo Queens who are bottom of the table with no point.
On Tuesday, Sunshine Queens and Edo Queens will play the opening game by 10am followed by the other two games, FC Robo Queens vs Bayelsa Queens and Delta Queens vs Rivers Angels at 2pm and 4pm.
This new arrangement is due to the intense heat in Ijebu-Ode which means only the 12pm kick-offs will have water breaks to cushion the effect of the heat.