NWPL: Bayelsa Queens draw excites Confluence Queens
…….Supporters Club celebrates away draw
Confluence Queens pulled off a surprise draw against the six-time league winners Bayelsa Queens in their first match of the maiden Nigeria Women Premier League at the Krisdera Hotel stadium in Omoku, River State at the weekend.
The Wada girls looked the better side from the blast of the whistle as forward Eunice Akpan missed heading home for opener goal from Nwogu Chinyere from a free-kick 3 minutes into the encounter. Though, Rofiat came close with a scoring chance for the home side, goalkeeper Ruth Sunday was there for the visitors’ rescue.
Interestingly, the cagey encounter ended without a goal as both teams had their several chances denied by the two goalkeepers at both ends been at their best.
The team’s Trainer Coach, Enwere Charity believes the Lokoja based Nigeria Women Premier League side can challenge for title this season, with the former Super Falcons trainer coach said she was impressed by the performance of the players, hinting that “they started and ended well against tough Bayelsa Queens with a point away from home”.
Nnwere further said the team “kept their confidence high and showed great resilience” against the Yenegoa ladies, despite that “there were no substitutions all through the game”.
Earlier, Coach of Confluence Queens, Suleiman Adamu commended his girls’ performance as he believed the draw would help the team in a long way to perform creditably in the first premier league season.
“We are happy with this result; it’s a big lift for us to do well this season. Despite the stress on the road, we were able to nick out something, we will make it to reflect in our next match at home,” Adamu said.
In a related development, Chairman of Confluence Queens’ Supporters club, Moses Nagogo Bako has commended the hard fighting spirit displayed by Confluence Queens’ players against Bayelsa United.
Bako, while describing the players’ performance on the road as world class, urged them to maintain the momentum in upcoming games and reiterated the backing of his supporters club.
“We are happy the team started the league campaign with an incredible point away from home. They have done us proud, we will continue to celebrate their good start and promised doubling our support,” Bako said.
Confluence Queens will hope to extend the 100% record when they host Adamawa Queens in Lokoja in their Week-2 game of the Nigeria Women Premier League.