By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Royaltoms Queens, Danaz Ladies, Moje Queens, FC Phoenix Queens, Oasis Ladies, and Omidiran Babes have made it to the round-robin stage of the 2021 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Nationwide with victories on Monday at the Ijebu Ode centre.
A brace from Daniel Precious and a goal from Salami Titilayo helped Royaltoms Queens eliminate Unification Queens with a 3-1 score-line as the knock-out stage of the league kicked off at the Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.
Success Odey scored from the penalty spot to pull a goal back for Unification Queens.
Danaz Ladies handed Prince Kazeem Eletu Queens a 2-0 defeat with goals from Deborah Philips and substitute, Amarachi Anosikam.
A first-half goal from Towobola Timilehin ensured that Moje Queens of Erin-Ile, Kwara State book a spot at the round-robin stage after a 1-0 win over Papa Soccer Angels.
When it seemed the clash between Lakeside Queens and FC Phoenix will end up in a penalty shoot-out, captain Olaobi Mariam’s late penalty gave the Lagos-based side a 1-0 win.
Dolapo Ariori’s goal was enough to propel Oasis FC to a 1-0 win over ten players Aseyori Queens. Omorodon Funmilayo was sent off in the first half for her second bookable offences.
After a goalless regulation time, Omidiran Babes qualified for the next stage 4-3 on penalties.
The remaining six clubs will play five games from Tuesday to Saturday in a round-robin format to determine four teams that will be promoted to the second tier NWFL Championship.
Honey Badgers and Beautiful Tours Angels FC are through to the next round from the Abuja centre after Monday games.
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