By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Abia Angels opened their 2021 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) campaign with a 2-0 win over the most successful Club in the league, Pelican Stars on Wednesday, www.kick442.com reports.
Margaret Ademulegun scored a sublime free-kick in the 15th minute to hand the ‘Angels from the East’ a lead. The defender says she is happy with her first goal for the Club as it eases pressure on her side to propel them to their first league win of the season.
“I was very happy because the pressure was on our side for about 14 minutes. After scoring the goal, the team spirit got high. I just can’t express how grateful I am to God because He took charge.” She told www.kick442.com.
Abia Angels will be guests to Royal Queens at the Warri Township Stadium in their next game. Margaret says with this win, their next focus is to defeat Royal Queens and maintain a 100% record in the NWFL Premiership.
She said: “My expectation is to bring three points back to Aba. It’s not by our doings alone but by the special grace of God, we can achieve this.”
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Abraham Jane doubled Abia Angels’ lead in the 47th minute against Pelican Stars to give the host a 2-0 win over the Ayade Ladies. The player also expressed her delight after scoring while applauding the efforts of her teammates and match officials.
In a chat with www.kick442.com, Abraham Jane said: “The game against Pelican Stars was a good outing for my team because we fought to finish. We tried our best to play to the coach’s instructions and we played as a team. The officiating was 50/50. I give kudos to the referees. I was so happy when I scored and was so over happy for my teammate for their effort towards my goal because without them I can’t make it alone to the net. Of the truth, I appreciate my teammates so much.”
Abia Angels occupied the third position on the 2021 NWFL Premiership table with three points from the opening day win. They will play Royal Queens of Warri in their next game on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.
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