NWPL: River Angels crowned NWPL Champions, after beating Confluence Queen in Super 4

Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt has emerged Champions of the 2019 Nigeria Women Premier League Super 4 after a hard fought 1-0 victory over Confluence Queens on Sunday evening at the Agege Township Stadium.

Cecilia Nku’s second minute penalty was all Rivers Angels needed to win the NWPL title against a very determined Confluence Queens side.

In a well attended final which had the Sports minister Sunday Dare, Women affairs minister Mrs Pauline Tallen, NFF first Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi, Edo State Deputy Governor Phillip Shuaib who was represented by Godwin Dudu Orumen and many others were in attendance, the final lived up to its expectation as the fans were thrilled with entertaining football from both sides.

Precious Christopher briefly gave Confluence Queens hope in the 14th minute when her penalty hit the woodwork after Blessing Ezekiel handled the ball inside the 18yard box.

The victory gave the Edwin Okon’s side their seventh title having won the league last in 2016.

Earlier before the finals, former Champions Bayelsa Queens picked up the bronze medal after demolishing Adamawa Queens defense with 4-0 win.

Blessing Illivieda opened scoring sheet in the 10th minute via a penalty while Rafiat Sule, Tessy Biahwo and Joy Jerry scored in the 34th 56th and 88th minute respectively.

By: Hanifat Mustapha

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