Edwin Okon attributes Rivers Angels success to hardwork

Ugochukwu Iwuchukwu

Head Coach of Rivers Angels Football Club of Port Harcourt, Edwin Okon has attributed his side’s recent form in the 2020/2021 Nigeria Women Football league (NWFL) Premiership season to the dedication and hard work.

The Reigning NWFL Champions who are yet to taste defeat in this season’s campaign have been without their first-choice central defenders, Amaechi Ojini and Margaret Etim in three straight games.

In spite of this, the Jewel Of Rivers have recorded 2 away victories and 1 home win, a feat Okon says has been impeccable.

“The League has been a very strong one so far but I’m happy with how things are going,” began the former Super Falcons coach.

“I thank God for how it’s been from week one to the last week in Calabar.

“The dedication and hard work from players always lead to success and discipline as well.

“I have quality players who are always ready to step in when the need arises.

“You can see that I have been without my two central defenders but it hasn’t in any way affected our game because those called upon have been doing the job,” Okon added.

Rivers Angels are due to face Royal Queens in Matchday 8 of the NWFL on Wednesday in Port Harcourt and Okon is optimistic that his side will come out victorious.

“Royal Queens are a very good side, we played them during our preseason and they gave us a good run,” he said.

“There are no pushovers in women’s football today as far as I’m concerned.

“However, I’m only here for the ultimate goal which is picking all three points,” summed Okon.

Rivers Angels are 2nd on the log with 17 points while Royal Queens are currently 8th with 10 points.

Kickoff time is 4 pm.