NWFL Premiership: There Is Much More To Come From Nasarawa Amazons – Danjuma

Head Coach of NWFL Premiership side, Nasarawa Amazons, Christopher Danjuma has told www.thenwfl.com that there is more to come from his side as the NWFL Premiership is set restart.

“Our hopes and aspirations still remains the same, we are optimistic and feel the win against Delta Queens was key to our rejuvenation”

The ‘Solid Babes’ started their 2021 Premiership campaign on a poor note, losing their first three games before recording an important victory over visiting Delta Queens on matchday 4.

Danjuma, whose side will travel to Benin when the league restarts stated that the break given by the NWFL board for players and officials of all Premiership clubs to undergo compulsory COVID-19 test has helped his side restrategise and strengthen themselves ahead of the task ahead.

“We have since gotten over the poor start and ready to start afresh when the league resumes, starting with the game in Benin.

“Our hopes and aspirations still remains the same, we are optimistic and feel the win against Delta Queens was key to our rejuvenation.

“No doubt, the short break has given us more time to reflect on our strength and weaknesses and we are ready to take advantage of it.” He concluded.

NWFL Premiership: Rejuvenated Nasarawa Amazons Heave Sigh Of Relief After Recording first win of the season


Nasarawa Amazons finally got off the mark as they secured their very first three points of the 2020/2021 NWFL season with a win against Delta Queens at the Lafia City stadium.

Prior to the game, Nasarawa Amazons had lost three of three games into the season and needed to get a win in the game against the Delta Queens.

The duo of Odubanjo Dominance and Onwuka Chidinma caused the Nasarawa Amazon defense a whole lot of trouble as they needed to make a statement.

Chinyere Igboamalu popped up with the winner in the 41st minutes after she was set up by Amarachi Okoronkwo to slot past Onuegbu Ihuoma in goal for Delta Queens.

Speaking after the game, Chief Coach of Nasarawa Amazon, Christopher Danjuma disclosed that despite been satisfied with the victory, he believes his girls will have to do more to get the desired results.

“In my entire life as a Coach, I have never gone three games without a point as I don’t value points but on this victory, i am grateful as I believe we will continue to improve”.

On his team’s inability to convert banging chances.

“We are playing very well and the girls are always at the right place in time but the issue is our inability to convert from close range, something we will definitely work one, the experienced gaffer disclose”.

Nasarawa Amazon will next be visitors to Edo Queens in Benin city on Wednesday 13th January, 2020

NWFL Premiership: Danjuma ‘Confident’ Nasarawa Amazons Will Bounce Back In The League.

Nasarawa Amazons head coach Christopher Danjuma is fully convinced his side will bounce back from a poor run in their first two matches in the 2021 NWFL Premiership season.

“We are having our own share of struggle at the early stage of the season and we are going to remain strong.”

Nasarawa Amazons lost 2-1 at home to Bayelsa Queens on Wednesday in week 2 game of the NWFL Premiership.

It was their second loss at home in the new season having also lost 1-0 to visiting FC Robo in the opening game.

The Falconets manager, while reacting to his team’s recent performance, said he is optimistic and hopeful that his girls will come out stronger as the league continues.

“I’ve never started a season like this, so I believe it’s one aspect of Football in my coaching career that I am learning how to deal with and remain afloat which will turn out to toughen me, makes me bitter and wiser.

“We’re having our own share of struggle at the early stage of the season and we are going to be strong and keep going when others will begin to find their own share of struggle too.”

The ‘Solid Babes’ will travel to the Confluence Stadium on Wednesday to face a Confluence Queens side who also lost away to Sunshine Queens in week two.

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Falode appreciates Nasarawa state govt, others for wonderful league opener

The Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode, has sent a message of appreciation to the Nasarawa State government for the hosting of the official league opener for the 2020 NWFL Premiership season, at the Lafia City Stadium.

Falode, expressed her delight on the excellent conduct of all the government officials assigned to the event.

“We are most grateful for the wonderful hosting given us by Nasarawa government officials, the state’s Commissioner for Sports was awesome, same as the FA chairman, the Chairman of Nasarawa United and Chairperson of Nasarawa Amazons.

“We were honoured by the treatment given us by the First Lady of Nasarawa state, Hajia Silifat Abdullahi Sule and the wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Sheila Tosan Akabe, with their powerful delegation that also included the Commissioner for Women Affair that represented the Honourable Minister for Women Affairs, Mrs. Pauline Tallen.

“We appreciate the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, who was represented at the league opener by his Special Adviser, Mary Onyali. The NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi stayed with us all through the game, and we say a very big thank you to the representatives of our new partners the United Nations Women for #Safe Home Campaign#. We were honoured to have them partner the NWFL.”

The NWFL Chairperson, expressed her appreciations to players and officials of the two clubs ; Nasarawa Amazons and FC Robo. The referees too that did excellent job.

Falode, used the opportunity to appreciate the Edo State governor, Governor Godwin Obaseki, and his Deputy Governor, Rt. Honourable Philip Shuaib, for their presence at the Samuel Ogbemudua Stadium, Benin City where they helped the NWFL made history as the Edo Queens vs Royal Queens of Warri was played under flood light.

“We are excited by the contributions of the Edo State government towards the development of women’s football league in Nigeria. We also appreciate the Bayelsa state government for their encouragement for the women’s league. The Governor, Douye Diri surprised us with his presence at the Samson Siasia Stadium for the Bayelsa Queens vs Sunshine Queens first game.

“The media was also spectacular in their coverage of the set of first matches in the 2020 NWFL Premiership season. The board of the NWFL and the Secretariat are so elated and most delighted for the wonderful start of the 2020 Premiership season.”

NWFL Premiership: Week 1 Review: Edo Queens And Delta Queens Dominate While Nasarawa Amazons, Ibom Angels Fail To Win At Home

The 2021 NWFL Premiership got underway on wednesday with the match-day one fixtures played across seven centres in the country which created some thrilling moments in the Nigeria Women Football top-tier.

The first match of the new season recorded 19 goals, two away victories, a draw and four home wins.

Nasarawa Amazons 0 FC Robo 1

Nasarawa Amazons on rWednesday lost their second consecutive league opener at home. In 2019, the “Solid Babes” lost their first game at home to Bayelsa Queens with Anjor Mary scoring a brace in that encounter.

The home team created alot of goal scoring chances in the first half, but failed to convert them, however they were punished in the 32nd minute through FC Robo’s young forward Shobowale Rukayat.

Ibom Angels 0 Osun Babes 1

Osun Babes started the season in an impressive fashion with a win at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo. The opening half hour left much to be desired as both teams struggled to make strings of successful passes, but Osun Babes woke up after the mark. Yetunde Fajobi sent in a low cross that was met by Yemisi Samuel and the forward wasted no time in converting coolly to give the Omoluabi Queens an away victory.

Bayelsa Queens 2 Sunshine Queens 1

Bayelsa Queens Captain Joy Jerry started the season with aplomb as she led the Restoration Ladies to a 2-1 win over strong opponent Sunshine Queens FC.

Precious Vincent who just joined from Sunshine Queens scored the second goal in the 27th minute, while Seun Fakunle reduced the deficit in the 41st minute.

Edo Queens 4 Royal Queens 1

Edo Queens enjoyed total control over their opponents from the blast of the whistle. It was a comfortable win for the Rollandson Odeh girls as they romped over their neighbours Royal Queens by 4-1. Tessy Biahwo scored twice for the “Obaseki Girls” while Taibat Odueke also got her name on the scoring list.

Confluence Queens 1 Rivers Angels 1

The hosts played a good game, regularly threatening Ibubeleye Whyte in the first ten minutes of the game and got rewarded in the 7th minute through Glory Edet, but Regina Otu got Rivers Angels levelled in the 14th minute to make it 1-1.

Abia Angels 2 Pelican Stars 0

Abia Angels played an impressive attacking game against Pelican Stars at the Umuahia Township Stadium on Wednesday evening. Margeret Ademulegun’s sublime free-kick in the 15th minute handed the ‘Angels from the East’ a lead before Jane Abraham doubled in the 47th minute to give the host a 2-0 victory over the Ayade Ladies.

Delta Queens 4 DreamStar Ladies 1

Delta Queens started off the 2021 campaign with a big win over Lagos based team DreamStar Ladies in Agbor. Former Jokodolu Babes forward Dominance Odubanjo scored a brace, while Iyasere Gift and Agbonu Aghogho netted to make it four, before Bankole Sofiat scored a consolation goal in the 77th minute.