Friday, June 14, 2024

Edo Queens win first ever NWFL title

Edo queens on Sunday emerged champions of the Nigeria women’s football league after a 1-1 stalemate with hosts Bayelsa queens in an explosive match played at the Samson Siasia stadium, yenagoa in the final game of the 2023/24 NWFL super six tournament.

Moses Aduku’s side needed a win to stay top of the standings regardless of the outcome of other games but a stalemate between seven-time champions rivers angels and super six debutants heartland queens in Nembe meant they were crowned champions regardless.

Rivers angels thus missed out on their chance to win a record-breaking eighth title to finish second, while Bayelsa queens also fell short of claiming their sixth title to end in third after successes in the2004, 2006, 2007, 2018 and 2022 seasons.

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frustration then set in for Bayelsa fans after news filtered in that heartland queens had held favorites rivers angels 1-1 in Nembe, which was played simultaneously.

Edo queens amassed 10 points — while Bayelsa queens and rivers angels had nine points each — to be crowned deserved champions for the first time ever.

meanwhile, the edo state governor, mr. godwin obaseki, has congratulated edo queens for winning the nwfl and picking a ticket for the caf women champions league.

in a statement, the governor praised the team’s doggedness in holding Bayelsa queens to a 1-1 draw at the NWFL super six playoffs to win their first league title.

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