The Full gist
There were bizarre scenes in
Port Harcourt in the AITEO/ Federation Cup Round of 16 as a
goalkeeper abandoned a game for conceding too many goals.
double brace in Rivers Angels’ 9-0 thrashing of Ben Women, but
goalkeeper Grace Ogalabu made all the headlines when she abandoned
the game in the 63rd minute for conceding too many goals.
early as the 4th minute when Rufiat Sule jabbed home a
cross from close range.
another 29 minutes before conceding in the 35th when
Amarachi Ojinma started her journey to getting a double brace.
the 45th minute while Ojinma scored her 2nd of
the day, still in the first half, just before the whistle sounded for
half when Amanda Mbadi scored the 5th goal for Rivers
Angels in the 60th minute as the goalkeeper of the hapless
Ben Women, Ogalabu was seen shouting at her defenders, apparently for
letting her down.
gloves and turned her back on the field while the game restarted.
passing the ball, not sensing that the goalkeeper of their opponents
had gone rogue so didn’t take any long range shots, but the next
attack by the Angels in the 68th minute ended with a hand
ball that the referee, Uloma Nwogu wasted no time to award as
walked away from the goal area and sat outside the playing perimeter,
close to the corner flag, refusing to have any more part to play in
the Ben Women threw on substitute goalkeeper, Cele Emeka who saved
the penalty at the first time of asking before Amarachi Ojinma buried
the rebound to make it 6-0 nil and her hattrick.
Angels in the 69th through Patience Kalu, 72nd
through Amarachi Ojinma and 78th by Mabel Effiom completed
the 9 goal rout.
the game, head coach of Rivers Angels, Edwin Okon expressed his
happiness at the high scoreline, saying it was not an easy feat.
should know we’re the defending champion so It wasn’t an easy one,”
said the gaffer.
I am overwhelmed with joy because scoring 9 goals in a competition
like this is not easy.
Aiteo Cup is one that has lots of surprises and there are no
pushovers so I am quite happy,” added Okon.
was another high scoring women game as Nasarawa Amazons went all the
way to Beautiful Tours to win 10:0