By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
The current leading goal scorer for Edo Queens and joint top goal scorer in the 2021 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership as at the time of this report, Elizabeth Zirike is showing her fans that experience is key as far as women’s football is concerned.
The well-traveled player in the league has taken the goal-scoring responsibilities of Rollanson Odeh tutored Edo Queens on her shoulder contributing four goals out of their ten goals after seven games this season.
Name: Elizabeth Zirike Nkiruka
Club: Edo Queens
State of Origin: Imo State
Jersey Number: 32
Favourite Jersey Number: 19
Favourite/Dream Team in Europe: FC Barcelona
Best Food: Rice
Best Friend: Amoo Bashirat
Favourite Man: Lionel Messi
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favorite Music: Christian songs
After a second-placed finish with Sunshine Queens in the 2014 FA Cup, Elizabeth Zirike helped the Akure-based side to win the FA Cup (now known as Aiteo Cup) in 2015.
Such winning mentality and experience will be of immense importance for Edo Queens if they are to challenge for the league title in 2021 alongside Bayelsa Queens, and Rivers Angels.
Zirike was on target when Edo Queens forced Rivers Angels to a 1-1 in their week three fixture.
She scored the winning goal as Edo Queens defeated Nasarawa Amazons 1-0 in their week five game before scoring two goals on February 17, 2021, as Edo Queens suffered their first league defeat 3-2 to Bayelsa Queens.
Elizabeth Zirike has played for Key Taiwo FC,
Tokas Queens FC,
Samaria ladies FC in Ghana,
DreamStars FC Ladies, and
Ibom Angels, before joining Edo Queens.
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