Bayelsa Queens have emerged winners of the 2019 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) Champions Shield played on 24th of August 2019 in Yenagoa, Bayelsa.
The team defeated Rivers Angels 2-0 at the end of the regulation time to secure the victory for the first time.
In the Champions Shield match, Uzoamaka Igwe and Lucky Odiri scored in each half as Nigeria Women Premier League Champions beat Rivers Angels 2-0 to win the trophy on a wet day at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex, Yenagoa.
Bayelsa Queens had it first goal through Igwe Uzoamaka in the 43th minute of the game from a free-kick, while Lucky Odiri made it two in the 75 minute.
Bayelsa Queens won the 2018 League Champions while Rivers Angel clinched the AITEO Cup Champions trophy, which qualified both teams for the Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) Champions Shield.
Bayelsa Queens won the Nigeria Women Premier League in 2018 after winning it back to back in 2006 and 2007, while Rivers Angels won their eighth AITEO Cup title, beating Ibom Angels.
The Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) has promised to initiate more innovations in the country’s women’s football league that would boost the fortunes of the gender game in Nigeria.
“Our policies are already paying off… we are aiming at building a brand that we can all be proud of. The Champions Shield is an innovation that will bring about more competitions in the league. The more the players compete, the more they get better.
Our goal, our job, our responsibility is to build the NWFL to a major brand in the footballing world. We are on the right path and we have remained consistent over the years, I believe we are almost there.
NWFL has succeeded in improving the standard of the women’s league in all ramifications and no doubt, the Nigeria Women Premier League is the best in Africa.
Our quest to attract quality sponsorships for the league will only be achieved when the investors are convinced they will get the desired return on investment and that’s exactly where we are driving at as a body.”