Rivers Angels have emerged winners of the 2019 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) title after winning the Super 4 tournament that held at the Agege Township Stadium in Lagos.
Four teams competed including defending champions: Bayelsa Queens, Adamawa Queens and Confluence Queens.
Rivers Angels receives a cash prize of ₦3 million and a one-week tour to Spain as part of the Laliga/NWFL partnership deal, while Confluence Queens, receives ₦2 million, with the third-placed Bayelsa Queens receives ₦1 million for their efforts.
The 2019 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) Super 4 kicked off on November 1, 2019 with the game between Confluence Queens and Adamawa Queens.
It was a brace for Arit Usang that gave Confluence Queens the win to progress to the final. The girls from Kogi were impressive in the game, playing the ball around nicely and dominating possession.
It took them just three minutes to take the lead as Usang reacted the quickest to a loose ball in the box after Adamawa Queens goalkeeper Obadinma Nkiruka failed to hold on to the ball. She scored again in the 26th minute as Confluence Queens held on to win and reach the final of the Super 4 for the first time in history.
Defending champions Bayelsa Queens battled Rivers Angels for the other spot in the final in a game that was decided via a penalty shoot-out.
After their loses on Friday, Bayelsa Queens and Adamawa Queens clashed in the third-place game, which took place on November 3, 2019 just before the final.
Bayelsa Queens showed their league credentials with a 4-0 win over Adamawa Queens.
In the final, it was Rivers Angels who beat Confluence Queens to take home the title.
It took them just three minutes before they got their reward when Enuma Chinaza was penalised for handling the ball in the area.
Cecilia Nku stepped up and to give Rivers Angels the lead from the spot.
Confluence Queens settled into the game although they found it difficult to play their own game as Rivers Angels pressed them.
“We worked hard for this and deserve to win… Confluence Queens gave us a lot of fight, but we remained resolute and defended well. This victory means a lot to me and my players.
I want to appreciate my players, the management of Rivers Angels and the state Government of Rivers State. It has indeed been a tedious and satisfying season.”