NWFL Premiership 2022: Week One Preview, Team News And Players To Watch

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Fans across the country are gearing up for the start of the 2021/2022 NWFL Premiership and the opening day has thrown up some tasty games.

Fans across the country are gearing up for the start of the 2021/2022 NWFL Premiership and the opening day has thrown up some tasty games.

The new campaign will get up and running with defending Champions, Rivers Angels taking a trip to the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba to face rivals Delta Queens in the curtain raiser.

At the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja, Liadi Bashiru and Olaleke Sanusi will go head-to-head on Wednesday.

The new campaign will get up and running with defending Champions, Rivers Angels taking a trip to the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba to face rivals Delta Queens in the curtain raiser.

Here www.thenwfl.com took a look at the preview for the start of the season.

Delta Queens Vs Rivers Angels (Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba)

Rivers Angels begin their title defence by facing Delta Queens at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba. The ‘Jewels’ Of Rivers didn’t do well at the Inaugural CAF Women Champions League in Egypt and will face their long-term rival Delta Queens in a very tough derby.

Confluence Queens Vs Pelican Stars (Confluence Stadium, Lokoja).

Confluence Queens are definitely favourite in this encounter, but Pelican Stars on a good day can stun their opponents. Coach Liadi Bashiru will unleash his new signings on Wednesday and will be hoping he can record an outright win in his first league game with Confluence Queens.

Players To Watch: Confluence Queens: Alexander Florence, Ibinabo Georgewill, Saidat Adebiyi.

Pelican Stars: Hannah Amos, Hodo Williams,

Naija Ratels Vs Osun Babes (Area 10 Sports Complex, Abuja).

Naija Ratels will be playing in the Premiership for the first time and will face a side who recorded victory in their first game last season. The ‘Omoluabi Queens’ won Ibom Angels at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in their first game of the 2021 season and will be looking at doing the same at Abuja. Naija Ratels are an unpredictable side and will surely give their all to record a very favourable result at home.

Players To Watch:
Naija Ratels: Aminat Bello, Emmanuel Blessing, Paulina Ali.

Osun Babes: Alvine Dahz, Sarah Iloduba, Kemi Abiodun.

Adamawa Queens Vs Edo Queens (Pantanmi Stadium, Gombe)

The Pantanmi Stadium, Gombe will play host to the game between Adamawa Queens and Edo Queens. Jacob Vandi who led the ‘Fintiri’ Ladies to an historic Super 4 Championship in 2019 is back to the squad as Head Coach and will relish a victory in his first game of the season. Edo Queens on the the hand are an ambitious team and have already set their eyes on the maximum point.

Player To Watch;
Adamawa Queens: Marvelous Duru, Monica Sabo, Rejoice Artetan

Edo Queens: Goodness Onyebuchi, Yetunde Fajobi, Chioma Olise.

Sunshine Queens Vs Bayelsa Queens (Ondo State Sports Complex, Akure)

This is really a brilliant fixture to open up the season. Bayelsa Queens have the most talented players in the league and are one of the favourites to win the 2022 NWFL Premiership. The ‘Betty Babes’ on the the other hand play well together as a team and will give their visitors alot of problems on Wednesday.

Players To Watch.

Sunshine Queens: Blessing Nkor, Foluke Opeyori, Jojo Chiwendu

Bayelsa Queens: Anjor Mary, Sunday Juliet, Joy Jerry..

FC Robo Queens Vs Abia Angels (Legacy Football Pitch, National Stadium, Lagos)

FC Robo Queens have shown overtime why they are one of the best sides in the country. The ‘Lagos Landladies’ have a good record against Abia Angels and will be dreaming of another victory against the Umuahia based side in Lagos on Wednesday..