By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) defending Champions, Rivers Angels earned a slim 2-1 win over NWFL Championship side, Naija Ratels in a Pre-Season friendly game at the University of Port Harcourt Stadium on Friday, www.kick442.com reports.
Former Lakeside Queens player, Yetunde Balogun put Naija Ratels FC ahead in the ninth minute when she profited from a cross to put the ball in the back of the net.
Rivers Angels equalised 17 minutes later when Rafiat Imran scored from a header.
Ifeoma Paulinus converted a 48th-minute penalty to claim a narrow win for the host.
Rivers Angels will kick start their title defence in the NWFL Premiership when they travel to Lokoja to play Confluence Queens at the Confluence Stadium on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
Naija Ratels FC on the other hand will feature in the NWFL Championship (second-tier league) alongside nine other clubs; Kwara Ladies, Ubakala Queens, Kaduna Queens, Invincible Angels, Moje Queens, Female Machine FC, Omidiran Babes, and Beautiful Tours Angels FC.
NAIJA RATELS FC STARTING ELEVEN VS RIVERS ANGELS – 4.4.2
GK – Faith Omilana
LB – Aisha Animashaun
CB – Paulina Ali (C)
CB – Bunmi Oladeji
RB – Delight Isaac
DM/CM – Oyinlola Olamide
AM/IL – Blessing Emmanuel
LW – Loveth Boigyande
RW – Anita Msughter
SS – Yetunde Balogun
CF – Joan Eyah
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