A
late header from midfielder Evelyn Nwabuoku ensured that Rivers
Angels came from behind to salvage a point against Ibom Angels on
Wednesday.
The
visitors took the lead in the 15th minute through Ayowunmi Omasuji
before Charity Reuben doubled their advantage in the 45th minute.
However,
Nwabuoku halved the deficit for the Jewel of Rivers two minutes into
first half added time when she converted from the spot before both
sides headed for the half time break.
Just
when the Ogbonda Whyte led Ibom Angels thought they were running away
with all three points, Rivers Angels won a late free kick at the far
side which Ifeoma Paulinus swung inside the box for Nwabuoku to head
home for her brace and thus rescue a vital point for her side.
Whyte
after the game said he was happy ending the first round with an
unbeaten record.
“It
was a keenly contested game and I’m happy with the result,”
began Whyte.
“My
target was to pick three points but since I got a point and ending
the first round unbeaten, I’m happy.
“The
next is to wait for the next round and think of how to get points
away from home,” he added.
On
his part, Head coach of Rivers Angels, Edwin Okon said defensive
errors gifted Ibom Angels cheap goals but assured that those errors
will be worked on before the commencement of the next round.
“I’m
really not happy with the result because defensive errors gave the
away team those cheap goals,” said Okon.
“It’s
all part of the game and I still thank God for the result.
“We’re
going back to the drawing board to work on our mistakes ahead of the
second round,” he stated.
With
Wednesday’s result, Rivers Angels are now 3rd on the Group A log with
12 points, a point behind leaders Ibom Angels. 

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