Rivers Angels retain Nigeria Women Football League title


Rivers Angels retained their Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership title after crushing Sunshine Queens of Akure 4-0 over the weekend.

The 2020/21 Nigeria’s elite women’s league campaign came to an end this past Sunday with resilient Rivers Angels finishing on top of the log standings.

The Port Harcourt-based outfit won the 2019/20 season after the NWFL Super Six Tournament was put in place as the regular season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, Sunday’s final round of matches at the Dipo Dina International were tough contests, with both Rivers Angels and Delta Queens tied on eight points after four rounds of matches. Third-placed FC Robo Queens and fourth Sunshine Queens both had seven points ahead of their respective duels against Delta Queens and Rivers Angels to determine the ultimate winner. At the end of the day, Rivers Angels were able to successfully defend their crown.

“The feeling of being champions is mind-blowing, a lot was at stake and I’m happy that we were able to write our names in gold,” said Rivers Angels’ forward Vivian Ikechukwu.

“We all understood what was at stake and we were able to motivate ourselves, we never gave up.”

In the meantime, Rivers Angels, winners in 1994, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2019, will now hoist Nigeria’s flag at the forthcoming WAFU Zone B qualifying tournament to determine the region’s two representatives for the inaugural edition of the 2021 Caf Women’s Champions League.

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By FARPost Reporter

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