Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt came from behind to trash visiting Edo Queens 4-1 in a match day 13 of the Nigeria Women Football League at the Liberation stadium today.
Ibinabo Georgewill had given the visitors an early lead in the 2nd minute but Ugo Njoku slotted in the equalizer in the 21st minute before Iroka Glory made it 2-1 going into half time.
The 2014 NWFL champions didn’t stop there as Amarachi Ojinma raised the tally to 3-1 in the 58th minute from an Iroka Glory assist and Juliet Bassey registered her first goal of the season as she volleyed in a cross from Cecilia Nku to make it 4-1 in the 81st minute.
After the game, head coach of the Port Harcourt side, Edwin Okon expressed his delight.
“I am happy, at least we secured the 3 points and not only the 3 points, the number of goals, this is the only place you can come and see good officiating, Rivers state I said it anywhere or Abuja, that is the only two places you can go and get good officiating, aside from that, win at all cost” Okon said.
I lost to them at their home because of the syndrome of win at all cost, win at home but you can see today we had how many penalties and the referee said because we’re winning, so am grateful at least we’re on top of the league and we hope of maintaining till end of the season” he added.
Meanwhile Angels forward, Juliet Bassey who registered her first goal of the season could not hide her excitement.
“I feel very happy because it’s been long like am very very happy but all thanks goes to the Lord because its only him so am very very happy, I intend to score more goals but I don’t know how many but with God all things are possible” said Juliet.
On his part, head coach of Edo Queens, Kenneth Aigbe said he would go back to the drawing board o work on their errors.
“It’s a good game, it’s a good standard you could see some errors that happened in the course of play that has to go home and work out with so that by the next game we’ll step it up, Rivers Angels is not a small team and we equally, we’re not a small team, it’s a good game, they played well and with the standard of the referee, am highly impressed, the referee did very well just silly mistakes and all that which happens everywhere in football” stated Aigbe.
Rivers Angels now top group B with 25 points and will next play Nasarawa Amazons on August 29 in a rescheduled week 11 game.
In other centers we have:
Confluence Queens 1-0 Ibom Angels
FC Robo 2-0 Osun Babes
Bayels Queens 7-0 Martin White Doves
Rivers Angels 4-1 Edo Queens
Nasarawa Amazons 1-1 COD Ladies
Pelican Stars 3-0 Capital City Dove (w/o)
Taraba Queens 0-0 Sunshine Queens