Battles for Champions League Ticket Begin in Benin


Battles for Nigeria’s sole ticket to the 2022 CAF Women’s Champions League begin today with all the six top Premiership clubs in Benin City for the Nigerian Women’s Football League’s Super Six Tournament.

All the six teams will play in a round-robin league format with the winning team amassing the highest points and goals becoming the season’s champion and sole ticket winner to the continent.

In the first match of the Super Six, two-time champions, Nasarawa Amazons of Lafia, will slug it out against newcomers, Naija Ratels FC of Abuja at the University of Benin, Ugbowo Campus Sports Complex at 10am, while the remaining two matches of the opener will hold at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium. 

Four-time champions Bayelsa Queens will take on seven-time winners and league defending champions, Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt at 12 noonwhile five-time champions, Delta Queens will slug it out with hosts and two-time qualifiers, Edo Queens of Benin City also at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, at 4pm.

The results of these cracking openers will go a long way at setting the pace of the 2022 Super Six.

The chief coach of defending champions, Rivers Angels, Edwin Okon, said Sunday morningin Benin City that, his team is in ancient city to win the Women’s Premiership title for the eighth time and go ahead to represent Nigeria for the second time at the CAF Women Champions League.

Rivers Angels’ won last year’s league title at the Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu-Ode.

The chairperson of the NWFL, Aisha Falode, noted yesterday that the best women football Referees in the country have been carefully selected to officiate all the matches of the Super Six, so as to get great results.

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