NWFL Super 6: Bukola Olopade Congratulates Pinnick, Falode

Former Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria National League NNL, Honourable Bukola Olopade has given kudos to the Nigeria Football Federation and the leadership of the Nigeria Women Football League on the tremendous success recorded at the just concluded NWFL Super six in Ijebu Ode.

Bearing his mind on the tournament where Rivers Angels emerged overall Champions at the Dipo Dina stadium, Ijebu Ode, Olopade acknowledged the immense contribution of the NFF President Amaju Pinnick and the Chairperson of the Women’s League, Aisha Falode to the development of female football in the country and harped on the need for people to always give credit as and when due.

The former sports commissioner in Ogun state also hailed the Executive governor of the state, Prince Dapo Abiodun for refurbishing the Dipo Dina stadium, Ijebu Ode immediately he came into office.

The sports administrator said the Dipo Dina stadium has maintained its standard, since meeting the requirements of the World Football governing body FIFA in 2009 when it hosted games during the FIFA Under 17 World Cup which the country hosted.

“Honestly, the leadership of the NWFL has done a tremendous job, the Super six has come and gone, but what they have achieved will be on the forefront for so many years, congratulations to Madam Aisha Falode and plaudits must go to my good friend Amaju Pinnick as well”

“The decision to adopt this format paved way for a hitch free conclusion, I’m extremely proud of the NFF and all stakeholders involved in putting this beauty together”.

Bringing the edifice put into use to the front burner, the former sports commissioner in Ogun state affirmed that the Dipo Dina stadium is class above others considering the facilities in the premises and what was involved in putting it to shape.

“Without being arrogant I’m always proud to say I served during the tenure of Otunba Gbenga Daniel which scored points in sports development, and one of the things we did was putting this infrastructure in place”.

“Thankfully, the governor Dapo Abiodun led government is keying into that idea by giving the stadium a facelift and attracting events to keep the magnificent edifice busy”.

Hon Olopade congratulated Rivers Angels for playing good football and emerging champions, he also gave thumbs up to other participating teams, describing them as agents of progress and football development.

Former Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria National League NNL, Honourable Bukola Olopade has given kudos to the Nigeria Football Federation and the leadership of the Nigeria Women Football League on the tremendous success recorded at the just concluded NWFL Super six in Ijebu Ode.

Bearing his mind on the tournament where Rivers Angels emerged overall Champions at the Dipo Dina stadium, Ijebu Ode, Olopade acknowledged the immense contribution of the NFF President Amaju Pinnick and the Chairperson of the Women’s League, Aisha Falode to the development of female football in the country and harped on the need for people to always give credit as and when due.

The former sports commissioner in Ogun state also hailed the Executive governor of the state, Prince Dapo Abiodun for refurbishing the Dipo Dina stadium, Ijebu Ode immediately he came into office.

The sports administrator said the Dipo Dina stadium has maintained its standard, since meeting the requirements of the World Football governing body FIFA in 2009 when it hosted games during the FIFA Under 17 World Cup which the country hosted.

“Honestly, the leadership of the NWFL has done a tremendous job, the Super six has come and gone, but what they have achieved will be on the forefront for so many years, congratulations to Madam Aisha Falode and plaudits must go to my good friend Amaju Pinnick as well”

“The decision to adopt this format paved way for a hitch free conclusion, I’m extremely proud of the NFF and all stakeholders involved in putting this beauty together”.

Bringing the edifice put into use to the front burner, the former sports commissioner in Ogun state affirmed that the Dipo Dina stadium is class above others considering the facilities in the premises and what was involved in putting it to shape.

“Without being arrogant I’m always proud to say I served during the tenure of Otunba Gbenga Daniel which scored points in sports development, and one of the things we did was putting this infrastructure in place”.

“Thankfully, the governor Dapo Abiodun led government is keying into that idea by giving the stadium a facelift and attracting events to keep the magnificent edifice busy”.

NWFL Super 6: Rivers Angels Manager Edwin Okon Ecstatic After ‘Special’ NWFL Premiership Title Win.

Rivers Angels Manager, Edwin Okon has called his team’s 2021 NWFL Premiership win as huge and special following his the ‘Jewels of Rivers’ slow start to the Super 6 Campaign.

Rivers Angels won their 7th league title on Sunday at the Otunba Dipo Dina international Stadium, Ijebu-ode after recording three huge victories against Bayelsa Queens, Edo Queens and Sunshine Queens, while also drawing against FC Robo Queens and Delta Queens.

The former Super Falcons coach told www.thenwfl.com that the constant battle in the NWFL Premiership Super 6 made the victory more special.

“It’s a huge victory and I am glad we could achieve this. I am extremely thankful to God almighty, the Government and management of the team and most importantly the players who fought their heart out on the pitch. It’s a team effort and we all played our roles.

“I feel extremely happy, for all the trophies we have been able to win and we more hardwork and dedication, we shall should win more titles.

When asked about how he feels the team will fair at the WAFU Zone B Qualifiers and the CAF Women Champions League, the experienced manager said he is confident of a good performance in Africa.

“We are fully prepared on the task ahead, we know we are representing not just the good people of Rivers State, but Nigeria as a whole, we have a great team and will keep the momentum going, even in Africa.” He concluded .

NWFL Super 6: Rivers Angels Are Champions Of The NWFL Premiership Again.

Rivers Angels emerged winner of the NWFL Premiership again after defeating Sunshine Queens 4-0 at the Otunba Dipo Dina international Stadium, Ijebu-ode on Sunday evening.

In a well attended final day of the NWFL Premiership Super 6, FC Robo Queens played out a 1-1 draw with Delta Queens, while Bayelsa Queens recorded their first victory in the Super 6 with a 3-0 win over Edo Queens.

Rivers Angels Angels young forward Oghenebrume Ikhekua opened scoring in the 2nd minute, her fifth in the 2021 NWFL Premiership Super 6.

The ‘Betty Babes’ troubled Rivers Angels later on, taking over control of the game, with the trio of Abideen’ Suliat, Okah Adaobi and Idoko Mercy all finding space to net an equalizer.

However, the ‘Jewel of Rivers’ doubled their lead just before the half-time break, as Vivian Ikechuchwu find the right angle from a close range to give the Edwin Okon’s side a guaranteed lead going into the break.

Alice Ogebe scored a beauty in the 63rd minute, rounding off three Sunshine Queens defenders, before slotting in perfectly and the final goal came in the 79th minute through diminutive forward, Maryann Ezeanagu to round up a classical score line in the final game of the NWFL Premiership Super 6.

In a well attended final ceremony, which was graced by the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, NFF first Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, Ondo State Deputy Governor, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Phillip Shuaibu, NFF Board Members, Alhaji Ahmed Fresh, Sheriff Rabiu Inuwa, Alhaji Ganiyu Majekodunmi and Nigeria Referee Association Boss, Alhaji Tade Azeez and other dignitaries.

The Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode noted that she is satisfied with the quality of games played in the Championship and remained optimistic that Nigerian representatives at the CAF Women Champions League will represent the country well starting from the WAFU Qualifiers.

Rivers Angels topped with 11 points, while Delta Queens ended second with 9 points, FC Robo Queens followed closely in third position with 8 points, while Sunshine Queens in 4th position finished with 7 points, Bayelsa Queens and Edo Queens ended with 5 points and 3 points respectively.

Governor Sanwo-Olu Backs FC Robo Queens For NWFL Premiership Super 6 Glory

The Executive Governor Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has extended financial support to the State’s only representative, FC Robo Queens, at the ongoing Nigerian Women Football League (NWFL) Super 6.

The Director General of Lagos State Sports Commission, Oluwatoyin Gafaar disclosed in interview during the halftime break of the match between FC Robo Queens and Sunshine Queens, that Lagos State is proud of the team hence, the Governor of the State have decided to support them financially.

“We are proud of what they have been doing and we will continue to support them. The State Government have also decided to support them and that’s why we are here.

“There is a direct instruction from Mr Governor to us at Sport Commission to give FC Robo of Lagos State maximum support.

“Financially, the State Government is also supporting them handsomely, handsomely I said and this has shown that our Governor is a Sports loving Governor. He is always ready to assist, reward excellence and performance,”Oluwatoyin Gafaar said.

FC Robo Queens have played four games at the ongoing 2020 Nigeria Women Football League Super Six and gathered seven points. They won two matches, drew one and lost one.

They will be up against second placed Delta Queens on Sunday in their last match of the competition at the Dipo Dina Township Stadium, Ijebu-Ode.

NWFL Super 6: Edo Queens Coach Stanley Osazee Takes Blame For Team’s Poor Performance.

Stanley Osazee has told www.thenwfl.com that he is “100 percent responsible” after Edo Queens suffered another damaging defeat in the Super 6, this time at the hands of Rivers Angels.

Edo Queens have lost all their games so far in the Super 6. The ‘Benin’ based side lost 2-1 to both Sunshine Queens and Delta Queens, before heavy defeats against FC Robo Queens and Rivers Angels.

“This wasn’t our plan and thinking. It has happened, there is nothing we can do about it. We will take it like that. It’s Football. But it’s a very bad result for us. 4-0 loss? It’s terrible, we were very bad. We have to move ahead. We got it wrong. Technical crew and the players. I personally take responsibility for the disappointment.

He added in his postmatch news conference: “There are lots of positives to pick from the tournament. We have seen so many lapses in the team and really need to work. We are sorry to the government and people of Edo State for this disappointment. This isn’t our plan, we hope to get it right next time in future.”

Edo Queens will face Bayelsa Queens in their last game of the 2021 NWFL Premiership Super 6 on sunday evening.

NWFL Super 6: Akinwande Believes FC Robo Queens Are On Right Path Despite Sunshine Queens Loss

FC Robo Queens defender Kehinde Akinwande has insisted they the ‘Lagos Landladies’ are on the right path despite their loss against Sunshine Queens on Friday evening.

Akinwande has been fantastic in all the games played so far in the ongoing NWFL Premiership Super 6 and has remained confident that Emmanuel Osahon’s approach, which include a more aggressive pressing system will get them back to winning ways on Sunday when they face Delta Queens.

“We are not happy with the result, but we know where we are going, what we are doing, what the coach is demanding from us and we are trying to do that,” Akinwande said

“We did our best, but we were unlucky a bit, but that is football, it can happen. The most important thing is to stay positive, believe in ourselves and to keep working the same way and we shall win against Delta Queens on Sunday.” She concluded.

Delta Queens and FC Robo Queens will slug it out in the last game of the Super 6 campaign on Sunday evening at the Otunba Dipo Dina international stadium, Ijebu-ode.

NWFL Super 6: Osahon Rates FC Robo’s Title Chances After Bayelsa Queens Win.

FC Robo’s manager, Emmanuel Osahon is adamant that is side are well equipped to fight for the NWFL Premiership League title after winning Bayelsa Queens 2-0 on tuesday afternoon.

The ‘Lagos Landladies’ moved to the top of the Super 6 table after beating the ‘Gloryland’ girls convincingly at the Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium. .

Goals from Taiwo Lawal and mercurial captain Gift Monday sent them ontop of table and will now face Edo Queens on thursday at the same venue.

“It feels good to be ontop presently, but it comes with a lot of hard work,” Osahon told www.thenwfl.com.

Though, the experienced manager is refusing to get carried away, however, he feels it would be unfair for people to write off his burgeoning side from winning the title for the first time in their history.

“It feels good to be ontop presently, but it comes with a lot of hard work,” Osahon told www.thenwfl.com.

“We studied our opponent very well and am glad we could do a great technical job. We had to block all the loop holes and it worked very well.

“We also made sure our opponents didn’t come out much so that we won’t make so much mistakes.

“We aren’t here for sight seeing, we are here to fight for what other clubs are fighting for. We might be a modest club, but we know what we are doing.

“I am looking forward to ending the Super 6 well, we all have equal opportunities and we won’t relent”. He concluded.

FC Robo Queens are expected to battle Edo Queens on thursday afternoon at the Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu-ode.

NWFL Super 6: Sunshine Queens Captain Expects More Victories.

Sunshine Queens Captain Goodness Onyebuchi has insisted that her side must keep winning games if they want to end up as champions.

Onyebuchi who was ‘superb’ in her side’s hard fought 2-1 victory over Edo Queens on tuesday, remains optimistic and noted that she has great believe in her teammates as they look on to play three more matches in the ongoing Super 6.

“Our expectations is to keep winning, because if we do, we would end up in a good position at the end of the day.”

“We are glad and lifted with our first victory here. It was well deserved and we a fought for it as a team. Our coach told us to believe in ourselves and was at the stands all through to give us the supports needed.

“Our expectations is to keep winning, because if we do, we would end up in a good position at the end of the day.

“Our next opponent, Delta Queens are a very good side, but we won’t show them much respect, because we don’t want to stop winning after recording our first victory against Edo Queens.

Sunshine Queens are presently second on the log, after the hard earned victory over Edo Queens on Tuesday, they will face Delta Queens on thursday.

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NWFL Super 6: Edwin Okon Demands More From Players As They Move Into Third Round Of Games

Rivers Angels Manager, Edwin Okon has called on his players to be more clinical infront of goal, as they move into the third round of games.

The Porthacourt based side created alot of goal scoring chances against rival Delta Queens, but failed to convert as expected.

Super Falcons Midfielder Alice Ogebe was a key culprit as her penalty was saved by Delta Queens Goalkeepeer Iheoma Onuegbu, who was outstanding on tuesday.

Rivers Angels will face familiar foe Bayelsa Queens on thursday and Okon, is definitely expecting more from his players.

“We were expected to win the game, as we played better from the blast of the whistle. No doubt, we need to start taking our chances, as that is the only way we can get desired results.

“We as a team are optimistic and will do all we can on the pitch to get good results, the players are working hard everyday, but needs to do more to get us our first victory. I am proud of them, but like I said, we can do more.” He concluded.

Rivers Angels are presently 4th on the log, after two rounds of games and will face Bayelsa Queens on thursday.

Pinnick, Shuaibu Rates NWFL Premiership Super 6 High, Hails Aisha Falode Leadership Qualities.

Nigeria Football Federation President and FIFA Council Member Amaju Pinnick was present at the Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium as the NWFL Premiership Super 6 opened in spectacular form, Delta Queens won 2-1 against Edo Queens on Monday evening.

Pinnick who was accompanied by the Edo State Deputy Governor, Phillip Shuaibu, Delta State Commissioner for Sports, Tonobok Okowa, Chief Solomon Ogba and Dr. Kweku Tandoh hailed the NWFL leadership for hosting a well organised Super 6 Competition, which will determine who will represent Nigeria at the CAF Women Champions League.

“I am satisfied with the standard of officiating, and as a body, the NFF, NWFL does not believe in mediocrity. The true winner will eventually emerge at the end of the day.”

” I must say I am well satisfied with what I saw today, the level of play, the organisation as well as the reception.

“The homebased players are as competent as the foreign based players and I think some of these players are good enough to play for the Super Eagles. We are proud of the good works Aisha Falode is doing and we shall continue to give her all the necessary supports.

“I am satisfied with the standard of officiating, and as a body, the NFF, NWFL does not believe in mediocrity. The true winner will eventually emerge at the end of the day.” He concluded.