By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
FC Robo Queens continues their fairy tale run at the ongoing Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership Super Six holding at Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, with a resounding 4-1 win over Edo Queens.
After playing out a 1-1 draw with Rivers Angels and shocking Bayelsa Queens with a 2-0 win, FC Robo Queens’ captain, Monday Gift gave the Lagos-based side the lead in the 38th minute as she out-jumped Edo Queens goalkeeper, Christy Ohiaeriaku. The goal was Monday Gift’s third goal of the Super Six.
Esther Onyenezide doubled their lead in the 47th minute as she curled in through a free-kick.
Lawal Taiwo made it three for FC Robo Queens in the 59th minute before Oke Maria took the game out of Edo Queens’ reach with their fourth goal of the game.
Jumoke Alani pulled a goal back for Edo Queens from a distance in the 62nd minute.
FC Robo Queens with seven points occupied the first position and is in pole position to win the league and qualify for the Total CAF Women’s Champions League ahead of the final game of Thursday between Delta Queens and Sunshine Queens.
Edo Queens on the other hand are without a point from three games.
FC Robo Queens coach, Emmanuel Osahon during his post-match reaction says his wards took their chances even though they didn’t play well today.
“We did not play well but took our chances. Everybody is okay. It’s just that if you want to drop, don’t drop to zero levels. My dramatic performance on the sideline is the way I use to handle them and they understand. I am the coach and owner of the team.”
Edo Queen’s coach, Osaze Francis on his part asserted that the defeat means a new beginning for his side.
“We are out of the Super Six. It’s a new beginning for us with a new chapter. We will have a lot of restructuring. We have gained from this as we have seen a lot of things to work on the team. The fighting spirit is what I want to see in the team. It’s not over until it’s over. No matter how good a team is, there is always room for additional adjustment. Everyone wants a good and better team. I just took over some weeks back and that’s not an excuse, but we need to work on some areas in the team.”
FC Robo Queens captain, Monday Gift opined that they have a good chance of winning the league and qualify for the Total CAF Women’s Champions League with their results.
“I am very happy, although I didn’t perform well today, I feel happy for the victory. The way things are going, if we don’t give up and keep up with our focus, we will surely qualify for the Champions League.”
Edo Queens captain, Glory Ogbonna was disappointed with the result but hopeful for a better future.
“It’s very disappointing to myself and the team as well as the coach. There is nothing we can do about it as everybody came out to play and win the game. We will continue to play our next games, work hard and hope for a bright future. We will try to correct our mistakes to approach other games so that we will conquer.”
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