NWFL Premiership MD5 Reviews: Edo and Nasarawa slip as Ekiti, Remo bag historic wins

In a spectacle that unfolded across the nation on Matchday Five of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership, debutants Remo Stars Ladies and Ekiti Queens recorded historic feats, bagging their first ever wins in the country’s top-flight on Wednesday.

The spotlight shifted towards Edo Queens and Nasarawa Amazons, both formidable title contenders who experienced setbacks in their quest for supremacy in Ikenne and Gombe respectively.

In a riveting clash at Edo State University Pitch in Iyamho, Confluence Queens displayed football mastery, clinching a 2-0 victory over Abia Angels. Feranmi Feheezah’s precise strike at the 16th minute set the tone, followed by a brilliant goal from Mary Mamudu at the 27th minute.

The Lokoja-based side solidified their unbeaten streak, emerging as the sole Group A team yet to taste defeat after five matches, leaving fans eagerly anticipating their next showdown.

Meanwhile, Remo Stars Ladies carved their name into history with a scintillating 2-0 triumph over high-flying Edo Queens at the Remo Stars Stadium in Ikenne.

Innocent Patricia’s early goal at the seventh minute paved the way for victory, complemented by Esther Ogbonna Akudo’s stylish strike at the 40th minute.

The Sky Blue ladies celebrated their inaugural top-flight win, marking a significant milestone in their professional football journey and also condemning the Benin Arsenals to their first defeat.

In a drama-laden encounter at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, defending champions Delta Queens found themselves held to a 1-1 draw by a resilient Robo Queens side.

Chinaza Agoh’s skillful play put Delta Queens in the lead at the 37th minute, but the late-game heroics of Folashade Ijamilusi at the death secured a valuable point for Robo Queens.

The title holders, facing their second home draw this season, now grapple with the challenge of maintaining their championship status.

The goalless standoff between Naija Ratels and Heartland Queens at the Aguiyi Ironsi Barracks pitch in Abuja left fans on the edge of their seats, highlighting the defensive prowess of both teams.

In Yenagoa, the Star Match of the Week between 2022 winners Bayelsa Queens and 2021 champions Rivers Angels at the Samson Siasia Stadium ended in a 1-1 draw, with the eventually sent off Moturayo Ezekiel striking early at the 3rd minute for visitors and Rose Ekong equalizing at the 55th minute for the home side. The seesaw battle highlighted the competitive spirit in the women’s top-flight league.

Ado Ekiti witnessed a historic moment as Ekiti Queens secured their first-ever top-flight win in the South West derby against Sunshine Queens at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium.

The lone goal, scored by Miracle Ohaeri at the 63rd minute, marked a significant achievement for the debutants, leaving fans in Ado Ekiti jubilant.

In Gombe, Adamawa Queens orchestrated a spectacular comeback, overcoming Nasarawa Amazons 2-1 at the Pantami Stadium.

Despite Bisola Mosaku’s early goal at the eighth minute for Nasarawa, Oluwaseun Anani’s penalty and Injomaco Mngunegen’s late strike sealed Adamawa’s first win of the season, putting an end to Nasarawa’s unbeaten start.

The football spectacle continued in Lagos as Dannaz Ladies secured a thrilling 2-1 victory over Royal Queens at the Mobolaji Johnson stadium.

After Katherine Gabriel’s opening goal for Royal Queens at the 38th minute, Fatimoh Solaty and Mary Aduramomi orchestrated a dramatic comeback with goals at the 88th and 90+3′ minutes, earning Dannaz Ladies a well-deserved triumph.

NWFL Premiership Table after Week 5 results