NWFL Premiership Super 6: ‘Rivers Angels ready to beat any team’ – Mamuzo Edafe

Rivers Angels star Mamuzo Edafe is dreaming of winning the Nigeria Women’s Football League Premiership title and return to the CAF Women’s Champions League at the NWFL Super 6 tourney in Asaba.

The Pride of Rivers became the first Nigeria team to take part in the maiden CAF Women’s Champions League in Egypt (2021) after a second-place finish at the WAFU-B qualifiers behind Ghana’s Hasaacas Ladies claiming the second automatic slot in 2021.

The team crashed out at the group stage of the maiden CAF Women’s Champions League with Edafe in the fray as one of the youngest players at the tournament.

She couldn’t help her team retain the title last season in Benin City as she was on national duty with the U-17 team that won a bronze medal at the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India.

With her availability for this year’s Super 6 edition, the former Delta Queens player has opened up on her team’s ambition in Asaba.

“We are seriously preparing for the Super Six because I personally believe that going for the Super Six won’t be in vain,”  Edafe told NWFL.

“We are going to Asaba to go and pick the cup back to Rivers State. I have confidence in my team to come out top at the Super Six. It won’t be by our power but by God’s grace.”

Mamuzo Edafe
Mamuzo Edafe

Edwin Okon’s side can win a double this season as the team has also qualified for the final of the 2023 Federation Cup where it will face NWFL Premiership title holders, Bayelsa Queens.

After winning the 2020/21 league title in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, they finished third at their last outing, a feat Edwin Okon’s side will hope to surpass in their quest to return to the continent.

“This time around we will perform better than last season at the Super Six because I don’t see any team that we can’t withstand or beat at the Super Six,” she continued.

“Even though Delta Queens is hosting the Super Six in Asaba, whether home advantage or not, we are ready for war because we are not going to Asaba to play and beat any team.

“Another reason why I think we will do well at the Super Six was the fact that we have been written off at the beginning of the regular season but God changed the table around for us to qualify for the Super Six. We have also qualified for the Federation Cup final.

“Rivers Angels is really doing well and we are ready to lift the two trophies by His grace. I know that God is going to grant us the trophies by His grace.”

Mamuzo started her career with Osun Babes from 2016 to 2017 before moving to Edo Queens in 2018. She spent two years with Delta Queens from 2019 to 2021 before completing a switch to her current team, Rivers Angels in 2021. She was also part of the team at the 2021 CAF Women’s Champions League.