The three top rated teams at the NWFL Premiership Super Six at the Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu-Ode, that fell short if expectations in the first two days matches, will today be presented with the opportunity to redeem themselves and again play their teams back into contention.
The last two days in the Super Six have seen intense competition and fierce battles, that presented a number of upsets and heartbreaks involving Edo Queens, Bayelsa Queens and Rivers Angels, which had come to the Super Six with so much expectations. And unless they redeem their aspirations in today’s Match Day Three.
All the three matches today, Thursday April 22, are determinants of those teams that will challenge strongly for the NWFL Premiership title and the WAFU B qualifiers for the CAF Women Champions League.
The first match of the day will be between Bayelsa Queens, multiple champions and the league leaders at the end of the first round, would slug it out against a very tough opponent and 2018 champion, Rivers Angels.
Going into this game today, Bayelsa Queens have one point, and a win against Rivers Angels would give them four points and a loss will keep them at one point and a seemingly end to their aspirations to win the title and represent Nigeria at the continent.
While for Rivers Angels, that are on two points after two draws, badly need to win the match against Bayelsa Queens to take them to five points and a redemption of their dream to go to the continent, as this result will keep them in contention.
The Bayelsa Queens versus Rivers Angels can easily be described as a battle of the Creeks. It’s going to be a game for survival.
The result of the second game of the Match Day 3, between Edo Queens of Benin and FC Robo of Lagos, would create mixed fortunes. It’s a must win for Edo Queens, after losing two straight games and having zero points.
A loss against FC Robo, would mean the end of the dream to win the title and advance to the continent as Nigeria’s representative to the CAF Women Champions League. A draw which gives just one point may not be enough to redeem Edo Queens.
While a win for Super Six leaders, FC Robo, would see the Emmanuel Osahon-tutored team maintain it’s place at the summit with seven points. Before today’s game, Robo leads the pack with four points. While a loss, will still keep them in contention and a draw, move them to five points and still within contenders.
The last match of the day which kicks off at 4pm, between Sunshine Queens and Delta Queens will be very crucial, as the result will either make it mar the chances of any of the queens.
Sunshine Queens tutored by Super Falcons assistant coach, Wemimo Matthew, are having a great time in the competition. Sunshine Queens are in top form and the players are in their best character on the field of play.
The Betty Babes were joint top contenders with four points and a win against Delta Queens will take them to seven points.
Delta Queens have the same opportunity as Sunshine Queens, and a win would also take them to seven points. The game will be very tough and crucial to the aspirations of the two teams.
The Match Day Three will determine teams that will continue in their quest for the title and country’s representation. The matches today will also determine the end of the desire of some of the clubs.