Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Sunshine queens held at home by Edo queens on match day four of NWFL

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Sunshine Queens football club of Akure were held at home by Edo Queens FC in one of the match day four encounters of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Women Professional Football League, NWFL.

The first half ended stalemate with chances coming from each sides.

The visiting team looked promising on the attack through ex- sunshine queen player, Elizabeth Zirike forcing goalkeeper, Nelly Ekeh into brilliant saves and coordinated defence of the home team, with flashes of attacks by the away team.

Sunshine queens effort from Okah Adaobi and Idoko Mercy in the 35th and 40th minutes respectively could not find the back of the net.

The home-side had to make a first half substitution bringing in Maryam Abdulkabir for Sunday Abigail in the 37th minute to contain the pressure from the visitors to end the half goalless.

The second half played out with no team on the scoreboard with missed chances from both sides.

Reacting to the barren draw, Ondo state commissioner for Youth and Sport Development, Dotun Owanikin told newsmen that Sunshine Queens played well in spite of the result but would go back to the drawing board to work harder.

Owanikin further reiterated that following the outcome of the game, it was obvious that the technical crew needs to find good attacking players to boost the team.

The most outstanding player of the match, Sunshine Stars’ defender, Oluwatosin Demehin was later presented a cash prize by the state Commissioner for Youth and Sports development.

Demehin said the team would go back to the drawing board to work on their mistakes and be more clinical in front of goal in subsequent matches.

The Team Manager of Edo Queens, Rollanson Odeh praised the match officials for a job well done.

Odeh said that his team came to Akure to take the maximum three points, but was happy to share the spoils.

Sunshine Queens now have four points from four matches