Wike Congratulates Rivers Angels On AITEO Federation Cup Win

Rivers Angels pose for a group photograph in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. Credit: NFF

 

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has congratulated the Rivers Angels Football Club for winning the AITEO Cup.

Rivers Angels defeated Ibom Angels 3-0 on penalties to lift the AITEO cup  (former federation cup for women).

This is the 8th time they are winning the FA cup since 2010.

The governor, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, on Wednesday, said the team “have continued to be worthy ambassadors of the state with their superlative displays on the field of play.”

Wike also reiterated his administration’s commitment to supporting the ladies in their quest to win more laurels for the state.

The game was played at the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenogoa, the Bayelsa State capital with President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and chairman of the Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) Aisha Falode in attendance.

Rivers Angels Hope For Better Second Round

NWFL: Obuah Congratulates Rivers Angels For Emerging As WinnersRivers Angels are aiming to build on their first round performance in the Nigeria Women’s Football League when the second round starts on June 7.

Technical adviser of the defending champions Edwin Okon is banking on the unbeaten run but wants the ladies to start securing away victories.

They won all three home matches and drew three away games from home to lead Group A with 12 points.

The quest to retain the title they won last season will continue in Nembe when they face Bayelsa Queens next week Wednesday.

FC Ifeanyi Ubah Win 2016 Federation Cup Final 

FC Ifeanyi Ubah Win 2016 Federation Cup Final FC Ifeanyi Ubah, have clinched a first-ever Federation Cup after they beat Nasarawa United 5-4 on penalties in the final after both teams failed to score in regulation time.

Fc Ifeanyi Ubah impressively converted all their kicks, while their keeper Uche Okafor saved one from Nasarawa United.

The Nnewi club, will now represent Nigeria in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup.

It was the first time these two clubs would play in the final of the oldest football competition in Nigeria.

FC Ifeanyi Ubah defeated giant killers, Crown FC 2-1 while Nasarawa United shocked tournament favorites, Enyimba FC 1-0 to set the tone for an epic final.

Rivers Angels earlier emerged champions of the 2016 Federation Cup in the women’s final against Bayelsa United.

 Rafiat Sule got the opener in the 20th minute for the United but her celebration did not last long as Osinachi Ohale levelled the scoreline five minutes later.

Both sides were unable to break the deadlock in the second half.

The game consequently headed to penalties for the second successive year and Rivers Angels won the title 5-3 on penalties.

Both finals of the 2016 Federation Cup were played on Sunday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

Rivers Angels Are 2016 Federation Cup Champions

Rivers Angels, Bayelsa United, Federation CupRivers Angels have emerged champions of the 2016 Federation Cup in an entertaining final against Bayelsa United.

Rafiat Sule got the opener in the 20th minute for the United on Sunday afternoon at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

However, her celebration did not last long as Osinachi Ohale levelled the scoreline five minutes later.

Both sides were unable to break the deadlock in the second half.

The game consequently headed to penalties for the second successive year.

Rivers Angels won the title 5-3 on penalties.

Meanwhile, FC Ifeanyi Ubah have expressed readiness to confront premier league rivals, Nasarawa United in the men’s finals at the same venue.

It is the first both two clubs would play in the final of the oldest football competition in Nigeria.

FC Ifeanyi Ubah defeated giant killers, Crown FC 2-1 while Nasarawa United stunned tournament favourites, Enyimba FC 1-0 to set the tone for an epic clash.

The Nigeria Football Federation has announced that the gates would be opened for fans watch the game for free.

NWFL: Rivers Angels Begin Title Defence With Victory

Rivers AngelDefending champions of the Nigeria Women Football League, Rivers Angels opened their season campaign with a 4-1 victory over Martins White Doves at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin.

Former Kogi Confluence forward, Amaechi Ojini scored on her debut, coming off the bench to send in a rebound from close range after goalkeeper Obia Christiana parried away a shot from Mercy Amanze in the 90th minute.

The champions had taken the lead in the 6th minute through central defender, Osinachi Ohale who blasted from 20 yards beyond the reach of goalkeeper Obia.

Amarachi Ojinma doubled the lead in the 18th minute from a Mercy Amanze cross inside the 18 yard box.

The Port Harcourt side continued to dominate play until the 22nd minute when Cynthia Aku sent in a rebound from a Glory Iroka’s shot that hit the cross bar but it was ruled off by the centre referee.

In the 27th minute, Afodia John capitalized on an Osinachi Ohale’s error from the midfield to make the tally 2-1.

It didn’t stop there as Rivers Angels continued to haunt the defense of their opponent in the second half and 17 minutes later Mercy Amanze raised the tally to 3-1.

Amarachi Ojinma scored in the 77th minute from a superb cross by Ugo Njoku from a set piece outside the box but was this time denied by the assistant referee.

Ojini however sealed things for the league champions to secure a well-deserved victory.

Technical Adviser of Rivers Angels, Edwin Okon was excited with the win.

“It’s the first match of the season and is as important as the finals of the league, so you just have to try as much as you can to win your first match.

“So winning away from home is a plus for us and I think am happy as a coach and the team is equally happy,” said Okon.

Coach of Martins White Doves, Gladys Nwagbara admitted her team was outplayed.

“I believe we played against a good side. Rivers Angels is one of the best female teams in Nigeria.

“That we lost the game doesn’t mean that we cannot win our next game so we’re going back to make sure we come out with something in our next game,” she said.

Other Results 

GROUP A

Tokas Queens 0-1 Edo Queens

Bayelsa Queens 3-1 COD Ladies

Nasarawa Amazons 3-0 Abia Angels

Osun Babes 2-0 Pelican Stars

GROUP B

Martins White Doves 1-4 Rivers Angels

Capital City Doves 1-0 Taraba Queens

Sunshine Queens 1-1 Confluence Queens

FC Robo 2-2 Delta Queens

Rivers Angels Win Nigeria Women League

women LeagueRivers Angels are the champions of the 2014/15 Nigeria Women Premier League.

River Angels defeated Bayelsa Queens 1-0 in the final of the Super Six contest decided at the Umuahia Township Stadium in Abia State.

Super Falcons left back Osinachi Ohale’s first-half goal was enough to hand her side their unprecedented sixth women league title.

The Port Harcourt outfit maintained a 100 percent record, winning all their matches against Nasarawa Amazons, Sunshine Queens and Bayelsa Queens.

Women’s League: 2015 Super Six Competition Kicks Off

LeagueThe Nigeria Women Football League, 2015 Super Six Competition kicked off on Monday at the Umuahia Township Stadium.

Shortly after the opening ceremony performed by the Wife of Abia State Governor, Nkechi Ikpeazu, the first match between the Nasarawa Amazons FC and defending champions, Rivers Angels ended 1-0 in favour of Rivers Angels.

The second match for the day between Delta Queens and Bayelsa Queens ended in a 1-1 draw.