NWPL Super 4
Nasarawa Amazons defeated Rivers Angels 2-1 yesterday in the ongoing Nigeria Women’s Professional League (NWPL) Super 4 Tournament at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, Edo State.
With two victories and a game to spear, the Amazons have booked a place in the NWPL Super 4 final.
In the other game played yesterday evening, Bayelsa Queens and Delta Queens ended the encounter 1-1.
Meanwhile, the Chairperson of the NWPL, Aisha Falode, has expressed her delight on the Super 4 opener games on Monday evening.
She said the results of the two opening games were indications of what should be expected in the competition to determine the 2017 Women’s league champions.
“The Super 4 teams just told Nigerians on Monday evening that they were the best in the land going by the results of the two matches played.
“It was a clear indication that any of the four teams could win the league title. The two victories on Monday were against the odds, Nasarawa Amazons and Delta Queens, against predictions of some followers of the game turned the table against Bayelsa Queens and Rivers Angels respectively.”
She stated that, what that showed was that all the teams are equally matched and only the best would emerge true champion.
Falode commended the Technical crew of the four teams for comporting themselves well in the opening games.
She was also full of plaudits for the officiating officials for the excellent job at the opener. “The referees were carefully selected to give the Super 4 the standard it requires.”
She was full of praises for the Edo State government for the provision of the excellent facilities at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.
“The Edo State government has been so wonderful as sponsors of the Super 4. We were honoured by the presence of the Deputy Governor, Rt. Honourable Philip Shaibu, in the opening games. We are also grateful to the Chairman of the Edo State Football Association, my brother and colleague, Frank Ilaboya. I cannot stop thanking my board members, the board secretary and members of my constituency, the media, for their excellent cooperation and supports. God will bless you all,” she concluded.