By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
After another series of games in the 2021 NWFL Premiership, Bayelsa Queens maintained their one-point lead at the top of the table with a 1-2 away win over Abia Angels.
Nasarawa Amazons and Rivers Angels also picked away wins at Uyo and Calabar respectively.
www.thenwfl.com picked out players that contributed immensely to their team’s performance in week six.
ONUEGBU IHUOMA (GOALKEEPER, DELTA QUEENS)
Ihuoma kept her consecutive clean sheets for Delta Queens as they got a hard-fought 1-0 win over FC Robo Queens.
After helping Delta Queens secure their first away point in week six, she kept her composure between the sticks in week six triumph.
In total, Ihuoma boast of four clean sheets in seven league games this season.
BLESSING SUNDAY (OSUN BABES, DEFENDER)
Blessing Sunday held sway for the Omoluabi Queens holding play from the centre in their 1-0 win against Sunshine Queens.
Her set-piece prowess and hold-up play were crucial in Osun Babes’ triumph over the Betty Babes. She was at the end of many tackles from Sunshine Queens’ players due to her style of play which propelled her side to another home win.
BECKY AJADI (ROYAL QUEENS FC)
Ajadi was a strong pillar at the backline of the Canadian Geese as they secured their biggest win of the season against DreamStar FC Ladies.
She marshalled the backline ensuring that the likes of Anuoluwapo Salisu couldn’t post much threat to the defence.
ESTHER UDEGBE (BAYELSA QUEENS, DEFENDER)
Udegbe again put up a superb defensive display for the Umuahia-based side.
The no-nonsense defender destabilised Abia Angels attackers especially Mmesoma Ibeh from penetrating her side’s backline as she successfully cleared almost all dangerous balls.
OGECHI JOSEPH (EDO QUEENS)
Joseph also held sway for Edo Queens against Confluence Queens who were without Coach Whyte Ogbonda after his resignation.
She ensured that the New Direction Ladies didn’t pose much threat to Sandra Chi-chi in goal for Edo Queens.
EDAFE MAMUZO (DELTA QUEENS, DEFENDER)
The strong and agile defender helped Delta Queens maintain their perfect home record last week after their first away point at Lokoja.
Delta Queens surmounted the threats of Lagos Landladies to keep their superb home record intact.
OGHENEBRUME IKEHUA(RIVERS ANGELS, FORWARD)
Ikehua scored her third goal of the season as Rivers Angels defeated Pelican Stars 1-2 in Calabar. Her goal from the midfield was crucial as Pelican Stars tried to force a comeback which couldn’t materialise at the end of the day.
TEMILOPE OWOEYE (EDO QUEENS, FORWARD)
After a slow start to the season, Temilope Owoeye opened her goal account for Edo Queens last week.
The joker and regular super substitute came off the bench to score the all-important goal for the Obaseki Ladies to ensure that they picked the maximum three points against Confluence Queens.
CYNTHIA AKU (RIVERS ANGELS, MIDFIELD)
The experienced defender has shown class this season as she scored a beautiful goal for Rivers Angels last week, with the game ending in a 2-1 victory in favour of her team.
EJALONIBU ADEJOKE (NASARAWA AMAZONS, MIDFIELD)
Ejalonibu Adejoke also scored her second consecutive goal for Nasarawa Amazons as they got their first away win of the season in Uyo.
Her goals are always crucial in helping Nasarawa Amazons to victories as evident against Abia Angels and Ibom Angels.
CHARITY REUBEN (BAYELSA QUEENS, FORWARD)
Reuben also scored in consecutive weeks, scoring three goals in two games for Bayelsa Queens.
The former top goal scorer in the league is finding her scoring boots for the Moses Aduku tutored side as they occupied the top position on the league table ahead of Rivers Angels.
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