By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Winning trophies makes football players, coaches and officials happy as the accolades is added to the clubs trophy diadem. For Sunshine Queens midfielder, Innocent Patricia, winning the 2019-2020 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership and Aiteo Cup will make next season an epochal one for the club.
“This isn’t just a ‘just say’ thing. It is working hard towards it, but I wish to attain both trophies, but if both doesn’t come, one must. It is a must.”
Sunshine Queens will kick off their title challenge when they host last season beaten finalist, Confluence Queens in Akure. Innocent believe the host can defeat the Kogi based club.
“Yes. I believe we can defeat them. Besides, all clubs are fully prepared for the kick off, but I fully still trust my team.”She told kick442.
The Premiership season was suspended by NWFL board after following instruction from Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to suspend all football activities across Nigeria in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Sunshine Queens players are currently on break as clubs await a new date for the commencement of the league. Innocent supports this move and is hoping to start her own personal training at home to be fit ahead of the season.
“I support the postponement because health should come first. Since the virus is rampant, and taking lives like we are hearing every day.
Well, we surely know that the league will commence soon, so to keep fit, I am going to start personal training soon.”She concluded.
Innocent Patricia and Sunshine Queens will compete in Group A alongside the most successful club in Nigeria women Football history, Pelican Stars FC, Aiteo Cup Champions, Nasarawa Amazons FC, 2017-2018 league champions, Bayelsa Queens FC, Abia Angels FC, last season league runners up, Confluence Queens FC, Dream Stars FC and Edo Queens FC.
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