By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Delta Queens forced Rivers Angels to a goalless draw in their second game at the ongoing 2021 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership Super Six at the Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
The major highlights of the game came in the 73rd minute when Maryann Ezenagu dribbled past two defenders before she was brought down. The resultant free-kick played by Amarachi Okoronkwo led to a penalty which was missed by Alice Ogebe.
After saving the penalty, Delta Queens goalkeeper, Iheoma Onuegbu’s heroic saves ensured that Rivers Angels didn’t win the game.
The result ensured that Delta Queens amass four points from two games after their 2-1 win over Edo Queens.
Rivers Angels have two points from two games after their 1-1 draw with FC Robo Queens.
Delta Queen’s coach, David Ochei after the game opined that the point was a valuable one for his team.
He said: “It’s a valuable point because in a competition like this every point matters most. Instead of having nothing, it’s better to have one than to be beaten while looking for many points. I am not that satisfied with the balance of play from my girls but I am satisfied based on the situation. We came with a game plan based on their game with FC Robo Queens but found out that they came up with a different game plan today. This ensured that we have to keep up with their pace. The penalty call was not a penalty to my observation. The referees have the final say but we thank God that the penalty was saved. When we started the regular season, we won our first game 4-1 against DreamStar FC Ladies and lost by 6-2 against Rivers Angels in Port Harcourt as well as our defeat to Nasarawa Amazons, since then we have been winning our games. We have not won more than one goal home and away. The defence has always been the bedrock of the team right from the league.”
Rivers Angels coach, Edwin Okon says his side can still capitalise on the remaining three games to push for the title.
“The missed chances happen everywhere and it’s football. They didn’t just miss it because they wanted to miss it as they wanted to convert but it didn’t come. With the current table, nobody knows who will win the Super Six with three matches to go. One can as well win the three matches and then step up. Anything can happen. It’s not Mathematics that one plus one is equal to two.”
Wednesday, April 21, 2021, will be observed as a rest day at the 2021 NWFL Premiership Super Six with games expected to resume on Thursday.
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