Rivers
Angels Sports Club still has the Nigeria Women Football League title
in their sight and this is according to head coach, Edwin Okon.

The
Port Harcourt based side finished 2nd behind eternal
rivals, Bayelsa Queens in Group A of the regular season and now want
to go all the way and win the title in the season ending Super 4 in
Benin next month.

Okon
said the trio of Bayelsa Queens, Nasarawa Amazons and Delta Queen are
familiar foes to his side.

We’ve
been working very hard for the Super Four, training everyday to
ensure we keep our fitness,” said Okon.

The
three teams are well known to me and the players so we just have to
think of how to keep the title,” he stated.

Already,
bookmakers have ruled out the Port Harcourt side from winning the
title following what they called unconvincing performance of the team
in the regular season.

Rivers
Angels played 13 matches, drawing 4, losing 2 with one of their wins
on the road.

Okon,
while reiterating his side’s willingness to retain the NWFL title
commended the Aisha Falode led board for ensuring the regular season
went down well.

I
must commend the current NWFL board for a job well done,” Okon
said.

Not
only did we have a hitch free season, for the first time in a long
while, we didn’t record any walkover.

And
from what I saw in Lagos during the Super 4 draws, I must say the
league has really improved,” he added.

Edwin
Okon equally took out time to commend the Edo State Government on
accepting to host the Nigeria Women Football League Super Four.

The
Edo State Government did well to accept hosting the Super Four
tourney in Benin,” said the former Super Falcons gaffer.

It
simply tells you how much effort Aisha Falode’s led board is
putting in to promote the league.

And
the prize money for this season’s winner and runners-up is a
welcome development,” summed Okon.

The
“Jewel of Rivers” is expected to begin their title defence
against Delta Queens on September 12, at the Samuel Ogbemudia
stadium, Benin.

In
the meantime, Rivers Angels will be in action this Wednesday against
Delta Babes of Asaba in the round of 32 fixtures of the Aiteo Cup at
the Yakubu Gowon Stadium.

And
speaking ahead of the game, Team manager of the Jewel of Rivers,
Matilda Otuene has called on fans to come out in their numbers to
cheer the girls to victory.

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