NWPL: Rivers Angels face difficult task against Nasarawa Amazons

Ugochukwu Iwuchukwu

Reigning Nigeria Women Football league (NWFL) Champions, Rivers Angels face a tough task as they play Nasarawa Amazons in this week’s Matchday 12 at the Lafia Township stadium.

The Jewel of Rivers is without a win in 3 consecutive matches now and have dropped to 3rd place on the NWFL table, 6 points behind Bayelsa Queens who currently lead the log.

After dropping their first points at home in a game against Sunshine Queens a fortnight ago, the Port Harcourt side will need to redeem themselves by ensuring they get something off Nasarawa Amazons on Wednesday.

This position doesn’t seem to please Rivers Angels forward, Oghenebrume Ikekhua but she’s still confident her side can turn things around, especially in the second round of the season.

“It’s not a good one but I know we can still come up on the table,” Ikekhua said.

“This is just the first round, there are still games to play in the second half of the season.

“We are in Lafia for a win but if we get a draw, it will be a good result for us.

“But we are mainly here to get all three points because that will spur everyone going forward,” she added.

On her part, Rivers Angels midfielder, Regina Otu says the team will give it their all come Wednesday in Lafia.

“We are in Nasarawa to play as a team and not as individuals because we know our current position isn’t a good one,” said Otu.

“The team is known for being at the top and that is where we are aiming at.

“Yes as a player, you either, lose, win or draw a game but no one wants to lose and that is just the mindset right now.

“Nasarawa Amazons is a good team but I believe we can get a good result if we play well,” she summed.