By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
In one of 2019-2020 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Match Day One, Group B fixture, Ibom Angels will host Heartland Queens in Akwa Ibom. Ibom Angels captain, Ability Okon in an exclusive conversation with kick442.com said that defeating Heartland Queens will spur the club to fight for Super 4 qualification come next season.
“It is very important for us to Win, and I know we are going to win the game with God by our side, because no matter how you can play, you still need the grace of God. Without His grace, sometimes you can be the best and still fail, so God first and God always.”
Ibom Angels will square up with defending champions, Rivers Angels FC, Royal Queens FC, Osun Babes FC, FC Robo Queens, Heartland Queens FC, Delta Queens FC and
Adamawa Queens FC in Group B. Ibom Angels skipper opined that no team is easy as far as football is concerned.
“No team is easy as far as football is concerned. Every team and game is important, till after 90 minutes. Last season, I felt so bad. It was so painful, because that last season would have been a great opportunity for the team to qualify for Super 4. I don’t really know what happened to us, but God knows best. We will try to correct that next season and try our best to ensure that we qualify for the Super 4. I want to achieve the league and Aiteo Cup Trophy with Ibom Angels next season. If not both at least one of the trophies.” She told kick442.com.
The league is on hold due to the outbreak of CoronaVirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Ability took us through how she is preparing for next season in a time like this.
“It is better to postpone the League, because the virus Is killing souls. (My Brother), health is very important. As a result of this, I do personal training but indoor.”
Ability Okon praised the Aisha Falode led league board for their concerns as far as player’s welfare is concerned.
“Well they are trying their best because one thing that I am happy about now is that they are concerned about player’s welfare in terms of ensuring that teams pay salaries regularly, and not stopping salaries immediately at the end of the season. When a player have a year contract with you, that player should be paid complete salary for that full season. From January to December, I am very happy that the league board have huge concern for players right. This will make the league grow more, and I pray that God will continue to give them the strength and wisdom to be able to do more.”
“In the next five years, I see myself playing for Chelsea, because that is my team.” She concluded.
2020 Nigeria Women Premier League Draws
Rivers Angels FC
Ibom Angels FC
Royal Queens FC
Osun Babes FC
FC Robo Queens
Heartland Queens FC
Delta Queens FC
Adamawa Queens FC
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