River Angels win it all

The Jewel of Rivers have recovered the alliance diadem after a limited Super Four triumph over Confluence Queens in Lagos

Streams Angels recovered the Nigeria Women’s Premier League title in the wake of beating Confluence Queens 1-0 at Agege Stadium on Sunday.

The Jewel of Rivers had last won the nation’s top-flight crown in 2016 when they crushed Nasarawa Amazons 4-3 on punishments, while Confluence Queens were showing up.

Having neglected to arrive at the last since 2016, Rivers edged holders Bayelsa Queens 4-2 on punishments to guarantee the last spot and were set to settle against Confluence, who channeled Adamawa Queens.

Waterways began their offer to recover the title on a high as they were granted an extra shot from the spot after a Confluence Queens protector dealt with the ball in the region three minutes into the game.

Cecilia Nku left nothing to risk in changing over from the spot as she sent the Confluence Queens goalkeeper off course to put Edwin Okon’s side in front at Agege Stadium.

Nonetheless, Confluence was given a lifesaver after a Rivers protector took care of the ball in the crate however Precious Christopher missed from the spot to deny the Lokoja side an equalizer in the 23rd moment.

The Lokoja based women beset Rivers with the team of Addo Yina and Ozinuchi Amewhule yet couldn’t locate the front line to compensate for the appalling miss before half-time.

After the restart, Confluence assumed responsibility for the game however their predominance neglected to be remunerated as they were denied by Rivers goalkeeper Chaimaka Nnadozie in the opening stages.

Prior to the 75th moment, striking pair of Vivian Ikechukwu and Ibinabo George will approach likewise expanding the lead for Rivers, yet the Kemi Famuditi-drove protection stood flexible.

On the very edge of full time, goalkeeper Nnadozie made an amazing recovery to deny a splendid strike from Yina to guarantee her side praised their first alliance title in quite a while and by and large 6th.

Having developed bosses, Rivers Angels were compensated with a money prize of 3,000,000 naira and a preparation visit to Spain while other participants Confluence Queens got 2,000,000 naira.

Prior, previous champions Bayelsa Queens vanquished Adamawa Queens 4-0 to put third in the Super Four competition and they returned home with a million naira.

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