By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Super Falcons and Edo Queens goalkeeper, Christy Ohiaeriaku Udoka says her Club 4-1 win in the opening game of the 2020/21 NWFL Premiership was not as easy as the scoreline.
The experienced goalie opined that the victory was a good start for the Rollanson Odeh tutored side.
“I’m very happy that we won Royal Queens. The entire Edo Queens is happy, though the game was not easy I thank God for the victory. It was a good start to the season for Edo Queens. Christy told www.kick442.com.
Edo Queens will travel to play DreamStar FC Ladies in their Match Day Two fixture at Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium, Lagos, on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.
Christy Ohiaeriaku is optimistic that Edo Queens will play and get a win or at least a draw in their next game.
She said: “Hopefully, by His Grace, we hope that we will play well and get a win in Lagos or at worst draw against DreamStar FC in our next game.”
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Before the 2014 African Women’s Championship, Ohiaeriaku was included in a provisional squad for the Nigerian women’s national football team. She was part of the team at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, being one of three goalkeepers chosen. She did not start any games, instead being an unused substitute for the matches against United States, Australia, and Sweden in what was described as a ” group of death “.
In the run-up to the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, she hoped her continued football in Sweden would help her achieve a place in the squad. She was subsequently named to the squad for the tournament.
She was the goalkeeper in goal in Nigeria’s record biggest win ever, with a 15-0 win over Niger at the West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup in 2019.
Christy Ohiaeriaku has featured for the Swedish side, IFK Ostersund, and was also part of the Super Falcons squad that emerged as winners of the 2014 African Women’s Championship, AWC. She has played for the likes of FC Robo Queens, Tokas Queens, Osun Babes, Rivers Angels, Confluence Queens, and Delta Queens.
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