By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
The 2021 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership season resumed on Wednesday after a month break with mouth-watering week five fixtures across seven centres.
Delta Queens defeated Bayelsa Queens 1-0 to end their perfect start to the season. Rachael Okotete scored the only goal of the game after benefiting from a goalmouth scramble after a free-kick from Edafe Mamuzo was not cleared by Bayelsa Queens’ defenders.
The Yenegoa based side maintain their top position in the league despite the defeat.
Sunshine Queens of Akure earned an away win over Abia Angels in Umuahia.
Seun Fakunle scored the winning goal for the away side in the 33rd minute.
Defending Champions, Rivers Angels got the second away win of the week at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
Precious Christopher’s effort was deflected into the net by Ibom Angels’ defender, Jennifer Oliver in the 69th minute.
Osun Babes pipped DreamStar FC Ladies 1-0 in Osogbo to maintain their unbeaten home run in the league this season. Yetunde Fajobi scored the solitary goal for the Omoluabi Queens in the 61st minute.
Nkechi Agams’ 44th-minute goal gave Confluence Queens a slim 1-0 home win over Emmanuel Osahon tutored FC Robo Queens at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja.
Royal Queens forced Pelican Stars to a 1-1 draw in their week five tie. Ogechi Ukwuoma’s goal in the 15th minute was canceled by Royal Queens’ Chiamaka Okwuchukwu’s strike in the 71st minute.
The final game of the week saw Edo Queens defeating Nasarawa Amazons by a lone goal. Elizabeth Zirike scored the solitary goal of the game in the 38th minute.
Bayelsa Queen’s lead at the top of the table has been reduced to one point with their first defeat of the season.
They now have 12 points from five games, one point ahead of Rivers Angels and Edo Queens on 11 points each.
NWFL Premiership 2021
WEEK 5 | FULL-TIME RESULTS AND GOALSCORERS
Osun Babes 1 DreamStar Ladies 0
Yetunde Fajobi 61′ ⚽| 1-0
Delta Queens 1 Bayelsa Queens 0
Racheal Okotete 26″⚽| 1-0
Confluence Queens 1 FC Robo Queens 0
Agams Nkechi 44″ ⚽| 1-0
Pelican Stars 1 Royal Queens 1
Ogechi Ukwuoma ‘ 15′ ⚽| 1-0
Chiamaka Okwuchukwu 71′ ⚽| 1-1
Abia Angels 0 Sunshine Queens 1
Seun Fakunle 33′ ⚽| 0-1
Ibom Angels 0 Rivers Angels 1
Jennifer Oliver 69′ ⚽(OG)| 0-1
Edo Queens 1 Nasarawa Amazons 0
Elizabeth Zirike 38’ ⚽| 1-0.
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