By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
It promises to be another exciting week of football actions across seven centres as week eight of the 2021 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership takes centre stage on Wednesday.
Top on the bill will be the Lagos derby between FC Robo Queens and DreamStar FC Ladies.
The clash between Edo Queens and Delta Queens is also a tough encounter ahead of us in week seven.
Here is the Week 8 Preview of the NWFL Premiership
FC Robo Queens
Dream Stars FC (Legacy Pitch, National Stadium Lagos)
After surviving the scare of armed robbers on their way to Delta State, FC Robo Queens will hope to recover from last week’s 1-0 defeat to Delta Queens.
The host are form favorite for this clash with four wins this season above one win for relegation-threatened DreamStar FC Ladies.
FC Robo Queens: WWLWLWL
Dreamstar FC Ladies: LLLWLLL
Rivers Angels FC
Royal Queens FC
(Uniport Stadium Port Harcourt)
The defending Champions, Rivers Angels boast of four straight wins and are the only Club yet to taste defeat this season after seven games.
They will be poised to continue their winning streak and unbeaten run when they host Royal Queens.
Royal Queens, basking in the euphoria of their 2-0 win over DreamStar FC last week will attempt to pick a point in Port Harcourt.
Rivers Angels: DWDWWWW
Royal Queens FC: LWLWDLW
Sunshine Queens FC
Pelican Stars FC
(Akure Township Stadium)
With Super Falcons Assistant Coach, Wemimo Mathew expected to return to the sideline after the Turkish Women’s Cup triumph, Sunshine Queens will aim to return to winning ways after last week’s last gasp defeat to Osun Babes.
Pelican Stars will be optimistic that Chinwendu Ufomba’s goal will help them weather the storm of the Betty Babes in Akure. The visitors have improved after picking their first win of the campaign against DreamStar FC Ladies and narrowly lost to Rivers Angels 1-2 last week.
Sunshine Queens: LWLDWWL
Pelican Stars: LDLLDWL
Nasarawa Amazons FC
Osun Babes FC
(Lafia Township Stadium)
After losing their first three league games, Nasarawa Amazons have bounced back with two straight wins from their last two games thanks to Ejalonibu Adejoke’s heroics.
Osun Babes, after defeating Sunshine Queens last week will try to pick their second away win after their 0-1 win over Ibom Angels in Uyo on matchday one. The Omoluabi Queens are yet to draw any of their league games this season.
Nasarawa Amazons: LLLWLWW
Osun Babes: WLWLWLW
Bayelsa Queens FC
Ibom Angels FC
(Samson Siasia Stadium)
League leaders, Bayelsa Queens walk a tight rope as they currently have a one-point lead with Rivers Angels ferociously chasing them.
After their first defeat of the season to Delta Queens, Bayelsa Queens bounced back with two wins in their last two games. Moses Aduku tutored side will have to compound the woes of Ibom Angels after the visitor’s poor form which ensured that they drop to the relegation zone last week coupled with the suspension of Coach Morufu Adeyemo.
Bayelsa Queens: WWWWLWW
Ibom Angels: LDWLLL
Confluence Queens FC
Abia Angels FC
(Confluence Stadium Lokoja)
Confluence Queens welcome struggling Abia Angels hoping to inflict another defeat on Ann Chiejine’s tutored side. The visitors are yet to pick any point away, losing their last four games.
Confluence Queens: DLWLWDL
Abia Angels: WLWLLLL
Delta Queens FC
Edo Queens FC
(Agbor Stadium, Delta State)
Delta Queens’ perfect home record will be tested against Edo Queens.
The host inflicted the only defeat on the league leaders, Bayelsa Queens, and will aim to inflict another defeat on title contender in Edo Queens.
Delta Queens: WLWLWDW
Edo Queens: WWDDWLW
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