NWFL: Rivers Angels eye victory against Delta Queens

Ugochukwu Iwuchukwu

The Defending Champions of Nigeria Women Football League NWFL Rivers Angels will be at home todayagainst rivals Delta Queens in their second league game of the season.

Rivers Angels picked up an away draw against Confluence Queens in their first league game in Lokoja.

The Chief Coach of Rivers Angels Football Club of Port Harcourt, Regina Akaraonye believes today’s Nigeria Women Football League NWFL Premiership tie against Delta Queens will be a stiff game but she remains hopeful of a win.

According to Akaraonye, a win over Delta Queens will boost the confidence of her side as they continue in this season’s campaign.

“What I expect is a win because it will boost our confidence going forward,” she began.

“Every coach actually wants to win and that is what we intend to get on Wednesday.”

Having met Delta Queens twice last season in what had some sort of controversies in both legs, Akaraonye expects nothing less than a difficult contest.

“It has always been like a fight whenever we face each other on the pitch.

“All I know is that we are going to be confronting them in a nice way and you’ll get to see the outcome by the end of 90 minutes,” Akaraonye added.

It will interest you to know that the Jewel Of Rivers acquired the services of two Delta Queens influential playmakers, Maryann Ezenagu and Ikekhua Oghenebrume, and both would likely be making the line-up against their former team.

While Rivers Angels drew 1-1 against Confluence Queens last Matchday, The Okowa Ladies thrashed Dream Stars Ladies 4-1.

The match will take hold at the University Of Port Harcourt Sports Institute and kickoff is 4pm.

In other NWFL games today

Robo Queens vs Osun Babes

Pelican Stars vs Ibom Angels

Dream Star Ladies vs Edo Queens

Sunshine Stars vs Confluence Queens

Nasarawa Amazons vs Bayelsa Queens

Royal Queens vs Abia Angels