• Mon. Jun 24th, 2024

NWFL Super Six: Okuchukwu stars as Rivers Angels navigate Risky Confluence

Chiamaka Okuchukwu’s brace gave Rivers Angels a deserved win over Confluence Queens in matchday four of the Nigeria Women Football League Premiership Super Six Friday afternoon, and a revival to their title aspirations, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.

Rivers Angels were placed third, behind Edo Queens and Bayelsa Queens in second and first place respectively before the match day. Having seen Bayelsa Queens forced to a barren draw by Heartland Queens, the Jewel of Rivers went into the game with all determination to leapfrog the other opponents into the first position.

Rivers Angels kickstarted things with mounted pressure on their visitors, but the Confluence babes held their back line strong.Rivers Angels could have taken the lead on the half-hour mark, but the girls couldn’t control their nerves to get a goal from a goalmouth scramble.

Rivers Angels could have taken the lead on the half-hour mark, but the girls couldn’t control their nerves to get a goal from a goalmouth scramble.Despite Rivers Angels’ push, they failed to utilize any of their chances to end the first half in a goalless affair.

Despite Rivers Angels’ push, they failed to utilize any of their chances to end the first half in a goalless affair.The second half started like the first ended and Whyte Ogbonda sent in Blessing Okpe to add some bites to the forward. Every attacking option deployed by the Whyte’s ladies all met gridlocks, no thanks to Echefu Sylvia who denied them many ggoagoal-scoring opportunities.

The second half started like the first ended and Whyte Ogbonda sent in Blessing Okpe to add some bites to the forward. Every attacking option deployed by the Whyte’s ladies all met gridlocks, no thanks to Echefu Sylvia who denied them many ggoagoal-scoring opportunities.With 20 minutes left to play, Rivers Angels opened the scoring. A corner kick was awarded to Rivers Angels after Echefu Sylvia put up another save to deny the opponents, but seconds later, her glove went slippery. An outside-the-box shot by a Rivers Angels play was denied but the rebound fell the path of Chiamaka Okuchukwu who made no mistake in slotting home the lead for her team.

With 20 minutes left to play, Rivers Angels opened the scoring. A corner kick was awarded to Rivers Angels after Echefu Sylvia put up another save to deny the opponents, but seconds later, her glove went slippery. An outside-the-box shot by a Rivers Angels play was denied but the rebound fell the path of Chiamaka Okuchukwu who made no mistake in slotting home the lead for her team.One minute from regulation time, Rivers Angels took the gap beyond their counterparts. Olamide Adugbe dribbled past her marker and advanced towards the box eighteen arch, she set through Chiamaka Okuchukwu. The forward turned sharply to her left before placing the ball beyond with her right foot for her second of the day.

One minute from regulation time, Rivers Angels took the gap beyond their counterparts. Olamide Adugbe dribbled past her marker and advanced towards the box eighteen arch, she set through Chiamaka Okuchukwu. The forward turned sharply to her left before placing the ball beyond with her right foot for her second of the day.With this win, Rivers Angels have jumped above Bayelsa Queens to sit top of the championship table. Though both teams are leveled on the same number of points(8), Rivers Angels are ahead with a superior goal difference.

With this win, Rivers Angels have jumped above Bayelsa Queens to sit top of the championship table. Though both teams are leveled on the same number of points(8), Rivers Angels are ahead with a superior goal difference.All is now left to play for on the final day. Rivers Angels will play Heartland Queens in a game that could see them emerge as champions

All is now left to play for on the final day. Rivers Angels will play Heartland Queens in a game that could see them emerge as champions

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