KOGI: Confluence Queens Pick Another Away Point, Kogi Utd beats JUTH FC
Confluence Queens yet again were at their best on the road after they secured a draw in Benin to celebrate their fourth unbeaten run against Martin White Dove in the week-16 game of the Nigeria Women Football League.
Despite failing to grab a lead in the barren first half, hard-fighting Confluence Queens grabbed an undisputable lead from a 65 minutes free-kick by defender, Chinyere Nwogu from 25 yards out.
The hope of securing their first away victory for Confluence Queens hit the rock when the home team, Martin White Dove got back on level terms after scoring a controversial goal following a goal-mouth scrabble with scorer on an offside position.
Brilliant team efforts from the goalkeeper who had plenty saves to keep the team afloat including the defenders earned the Lokoja side their second valuable point away from home and incidentally in Benin with two weeks of visit.
Confluence Queens are now sitting on sixth position with twenty-two points from sixteen games – expectation of having the Kogi ladies playing in the super-six final hangs on a possible away win at Aba against Standard Babes on the back of a home victory against FC Taraba.
Meanwhile, Nigeria National League campaigners, Kogi United FC found their rhythm against their Jos counterpart, JUTH FC as the early efforts in the week-twenty-eight game earned them 2:1 at the ultra-modern Confluence Stadium.
The encounter witnessed the unprecedented presence of the Governor Idris Wada’s Personal Assistant, Sule Unekwuojo.
Early spectacular strikes from Sanusi Pedro and Tony Wilson’s 13th goal of the season gave Kogi United fight against relegation a vital boost with the struggling Lokoja side having now garnered 31 points from 26 matches with a game in hand against FC Taraba.
The Kogi state sponsored Nigeria second division side with three matches to play (2 homes and 1 away) could stay in the Nigeria National League with a vital away point and prays results of other fellow strugglers goes in their favour.