By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Dreamstar FC Ladies coach, Ugochi Anya says her side played against a better and more experienced team in Edo Queens after a 0-1 home loss to their visitors on Wednesday.
“We played against a better side because there are a lot of international players in my opposition. Some of them just came from Europe and some are Super Falcons players while my players are upcoming players. I believe if they can give them this kind of fight, there is no team that they can’t challenge.” She told www.kick442.com.
After a 4-1 away defeat to Delta Queens in their season opener, Dreamstar FC suffered a back to back loss after their Match Day Two result and are at the bottom of the league table.
Dreamstar FC gaffer opined that her side still has lots of games to play which will enable them to recover from their first two defeats.
She said: “It was not a good feeling for me losing our first two games. This is our second match. We still have more games to play which will enable us to recover.”
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Dreamstar FC Ladies’ player, Salisu Anuoluwapo during her post-match reaction asserted that her Club needs to utilise their chances.
“We just didn’t utilise our chances. The next thing is to go and continue our training and utilise our chances against our next opposition. We are not missing anything in our team. It’s just that we are just coming up and gaining more experience from our games. With time, we are going to get things right.” She told www.kick442.com.
DreamStar FC Ladies lost 1-0 to Edo Queens at the Agege Township Stadium on Wednesday in the week two clash of the 2020/2021 NWFL Premiership season.
The first real chance of the encounter was presented to Ajakaye Opeyemi, but her effort was parried out of safety by Edo Queens’ goalkeeper.
The visitors took the lead just before the half-hour mark when DreamStar Ladies Captain, Juliet Emereole diverted Grace Henry’s cross into her net.
Edo Queens almost scored the second goal as they appeared to be buoyed by the fortunate opener, but Shukurat Bankole raced out of the line to deny Kikelomo Odueke.
Ayatsea Hembafam showed impressive footwork to beat two Edo Queens defenders, but her tame effort failed to hit the target.
Tessy Biahwo’s header flew inches wide as Edo Queens bumped forward in search of the second goal.
The first half ended 1-0 in favor of the visitors, who were fortunate to go into the break with the lead.
DreamStar FC Ladies came out with a renewed vigour to get back into the game after the restart.
Anya Ugochi made an early change in the first half replacing Tosin Ogundeko with Yunusa Zainab in a bid to add more urgency to the attacking third.
Anuoluwapo Salisu was a thorn in the flesh for Edo Queens as she showed her mettle once again with incisive passes and accurate delivery coupled with her unrivaled work rate.
Edo Queens goalkeeper Christy Ohiariaku produced a stunning save to deny Ajakaye from close range as the hosts gave everything in search of a leveler.
Edo Queen’s attacker, Chioma Wogu was sent off late in the game for two bookable offences.
The Pride Of Lagos dominated proceedings for the major part of the game and showed promise to the admiration of the spectators, but they were unable to score as Edo Queens earned the maximum points.
The Galacticas have a date with Abia Angels at the Umuahia Township Stadium on Wednesday, December 23rd.
Player of the match: Anuoluwapo Salisu
Yellow Card: Ajakaye Opeyemi
DreamStar FC Ladies Starting XI: Bakare Shukurat, Ogundeko Tosin, Salisu Anuoluwapo, Kalu Favour, Juliet Emereole (Captain), Ajakaye Opeyemi, Bankole Sofiat, Oladipupo Olayemi, Effiong Dorcas, Obasi Precious.
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