By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Nationwide side, FC Phoenix Queens, Prince Ganiy Adetunji has refuted claims that he bribed the referee to ensure that his side defeats Lakeside Queens.
A late penalty by Olaobi Mariam knocked out Lakeside Queens from the NWFL Nationwide League at the Ijebu Ode centre.
“This is the seventh time that FC Phoenix Queens will be playing Lakeside Queens. Most times we always defeat them on penalties. The game is a local rivalry. We have played at the tournament’s semi-finals, quarter-finals, and group stages. I am the President of the Female Football Academy Proprietor that organise the WAFA League in Nigeria and Lakeside Queens happened to be one of our members. The allegations that I bribed referees to be able to win the game were not true. I can’t bribe a referee for a grassroots or amateur league game.” Prince Ganiy Adetunji told www.kick442.com.
As FC Phoenix Queens prepares to play Omidiran Babes in their first game at the round-robin stage of the league, Prince Ganiy Adetunji opined that his team is ready for the league with the number of registered players.
“We are ready for the round-robin games. That is why I registered 30 players. I brought all our players aside from four players. We will play the games and promote to the NWFL Championship by God’s grace.
FC Phoenix has female and male (U-10, U-13, and U-17 teams). The Club is based in Apapa Oganmu LCDA in Apapa Local Government, Lagos State.
Established in 2004, this is the club’s first appearance in the NWFL Nationwide League.
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