‘Bayelsa Queens want to be NWFL Premiership champions again’ – Anu Salisu

Bayelsa Queens midfielder, Anuoluwapo Grace Salisu is confident the Prosperity Girls can retain the Nigeria Women’s Football League Premiership title in Asaba.

Bayelsa Queens head to Asaba, the capital city of Delta State as league holders after Monday Gift’s heroics propelled the team to the league title in Benin City last season.

The defending champions went on to win the WAFU-B Zonal Qualifiers and clinched bronze at the 2022 CAF Women’s Champions League and the midfielder feels they can repeat the feat this term.

“I am fully ready and also the team is in high spirit due to our training and hard work towards the competition,” Salisu told theNWFL.com.

“Together we will achieve the title success again in Asaba by God’s grace. We have done everything we could and are prepared for the battle.

“Victory is of the Lord and we so much believe that we will be victorious this time not only against Rivers Angels but by the special of God we will be champion again.”

Bayelsa Queens star Anu Salisu

Delta Queens will be hosting this season’s Super Six at home in Asaba which many thought home advantage might play in the team’s favour.

The former DreamStar FC Ladies captain doesn’t believe in home advantage as she backs Domo Okara’s side to retain the title.

“I don’t believe in home advantage when it comes to football. We both have a full team on the field and at the end of the game, victory goes to the best team,” she continued.

“All the teams in this year’s Super 6 are the best and we are not looking down on any at all. So, at this stage, we are all at the same level and we are ready to take on the opponent and respect them all.

“As I said that we are not going to look down on any teams in this competition because Edo Queens are a very good side with a lot of great players.

“As for coach Domo Okara, he is just like a father to everyone in the team and his motivation keeps everyone going and we are fully ready to be crowned the champion again.”

The Prosperity Girls will attempt to retain the title this time without the influential Cameroonian goalkeeper, Ange Bawou Gabrielle who had moved abroad, joining Kazakhstan champions BIIK Kazygurt.

The sweet taste of the continent last season is expected to be a key motivating factor for Bayelsa Queens ahead of the title-deciding Super Six.