Matchday two of the 2023/2024 Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) Premiership get the ground running with two away wins and two draws on Wednesday.
Chairman of the NWFL, Ms. Nkechi Obi attended the Lagos double header, beginning with a five-goal thriller between FC Robo Queens and Sunshine Queens at Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Onikan.
The Lagos Landladies secured a 3-2 win over the Akure-based side.
Bolaji Olamide gave the hosts the lead before goals from Folashade Ijamilusi and Favour Nkwocha put the host ahead.
Bunmi Adenuga equalized for Sunshine Queens but Esther Onyenezide scored the winner in the 78th minute.
The second match in Lagos saw Dannaz Ladies earn their first-ever win in the nation’s topflight after a 2-0 victory over Naija Ratels FC.
Delight Isaac’s historic brace lifted the Lagos-based side to their maiden win in the country’s top division.
After a 0-0 draw with newcomers, Ekiti Queens last week, title holders, Delta Queens continued search for their first win of the campaign after a 1-1 draw with another debutants Remo Stars Ladies in Asaba.
Alaba Olayemi’s early first half opener for the Pearls was canceled by a 67th minute strike from Arubo Oluwaseyi.
In Sapele, Abia Angels also maintained their flying start, with a second straight win of the season as Charity Isaiah scored the winner in the 45th against Royal Queens.
While Nasarawa Amazons also earned their second win of the campaign after two games with Bibiana Odoh’s winner against Heartland Queens in Lafia.
In Gombe, It was back-to-back losses for Adamawa Queens as the Northern side succumbed to a 1-0 loss at home against Confluence Queens courtesy of the solitary effort of Mary Mamudu.
2022 champions, Bayelsa Queens got their first win of the season with goals from Shakirat Moshood and Blessing Illievida enough to seal a 2-0 win in Yenegoa.
In Port Harcourt, 2021 champions Rivers Angels shrugged off last week’s 1-1 draw with Remo Stars to pick their first win.
A brace from Motunrayo Ezekiel and a goal by Chiamaka Okwuchukwu for Rivers Angels ensured that Suliat Abideen’s strike was a mere consolation for Edo Queens.
18 goals were recorded again in eight matches across seven centres on Matchday two this week, with four home wins, two away wins and two draws.
Actions in the enterprising season will continue next week, Wednesday with Matchday three fixtures.