Rivers Angels have emerged as winners of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) and have qualified for the first Women CAF Champions League.
Rivers Angels defeated Sunshine Queens 4-0 at the Otunba Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu-ode on April 25, 2021 to emerge champions.
Prior to Sunday’s tie, Edwin Okon’s ladies had garnered eight points from four matches in the round-robin tournament, while Sunshine accrued seven points from the same number of games.
With just a win needed to retain the title, Oghenebrume Ikhekua gave the holders the lead with the opener two minutes before Vivian Ikechuchwu doubled the lead a minute from half-time.
That goal was Ikhekua’s fifth in the 2021 NWFL Premiership Super 6 and she ended up as the highest goal scorer of the tournament.
After the restart, Alice Ogebe extended Rivers Angels lead to three in the 63rd minute before Maryann Ezeanagu struck 11 minutes from full-time to wrap up their third consecutive four-goal victory.
The league triumph was Rivers Angels’ seventh overall following previous successes in 1994, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2019, with five of them won under Okon’s regime.
In other results, Robo Queens were held to a 1-1 draw by Delta Queens after Chiamaka Okwuchuwu’s effort from the penalty spot three minutes from full-time cancelled out Lawal Taiwo’s first-half opener.
Earlier, Bayelsa Queens condemned Edo Queens to their fifth defeat after a 3-0 victory to end their campaign on a high thanks to Juliet Sunday’s brace along with Zainab Olapade effort.
In the final table, Rivers finished on top with 11 points, followed by Delta and Robo with nine and eight points, respectively, while Bayelsa and Edo finished fifth and sixth with five, and no points.