The Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode, has congratulated the players and officials of Nigeria Women Football League Premiership club, Rivers Angels Football Club of Port Harcourt, for picking one of the two WAFU B tickets to play in the CAF Women African Champions League.
Falode, said in Lagos Tuesday that, Rivers Angels FC did Nigeria proud as they were joined by Ghana’s Hasaacas FC of to grab to qualifying tickets.
She said: “This Rivers Angels ticket is a clear testimony of the high standard of play at the Nigeria Women’s Football League. The Angels just sent confirmed to the rest of Africa, that, Nigeria’s dominance in the continent’s women’s football at the national team level, since 1991, is not a fluke.
“Our girls just affirmed Nigeria’s supremacy in the continent’s women’s football is all encompassing and not only at the national levels but also at the club level. The Super Falcons, the Super Falconets and the Flamengoes have all been dominant in African women’s football.”
Falode, who is also a board member of the NFF assured that the NWFL with the help of the Nigeria Football Federation will continue to give the country’s representative in the TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League, total support to achieve the country’s heart desires to win the maiden edition of the continental club competition later this year.
“The success of Rivers Angels in this competition is that of Nigeria and of course the club itself, that is why it’s important for all Nigerian women’s football clubs to support Rivers Angels at the CAF Women’s Chamions League.”
For Rivers Angels of Nigeria and Hasaacas FC of Ghana to pick the two available WAFU B tickets, they won their semi-final matches at the Stade Robert Champroux in the Ivorian capital Abidjan on Monday.
The Angles beat Amis Du Monde of Togo 5-1 and Hasaacss defeated USFA of Burkina Faso 2-0 to reach the final and booked the region’s tickets for the Women’s Champions League proper in Egypt later this year.
Falode, noted that, winning the finals of the Regional WAFU B qualifiers will be a moracle booster to the Rivers Angels FC of Nigeria, but the big deal is the ticket for the Women’s Champions League itself.