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NWFL Premiership Week 2 promises to be explosive

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By Saheed Afolabi

Table toppers in group A of the Nigeria Women Football League Premiership (NWFL),Naija Ratels will be away to Royal Queens as the 2022/2023 season enters match day two Wednesday 7 November 2022.

Ratels “One day at a time” tutored by bronze winning coach of Nigeria’s under seventeen girls at the FIFA women U17 world cup in India, Bankole Olowokere are expected to file out at the Warri Township Stadium buoyed by their 3-1 spanking of Heartland Queens at the Sports Complex field of the Old Parade, Area 10 Abuja in match day one.

Coach Bankole has the compliments of five of his girls: Omilana Faith, Oyinlola Olamide ,Adeshina Tumininu;Blessing Emmanuel and Amina Bello paraded at the U17 in India; those have provided solidity for his team and would want to latch on the momentum against Royal Queens when they clash.

Four time league winners and five time Women’s Cup victors ,Delta Queens will taste action for the first time after drawing bye last week.

The coach Tosan Blankson ladies will match up against struggling Heartland Queens who fell 1-3 under the guide of new coach, Benjamin Nwoke at the Memorial Dan Anyiam stadium Owerri. Delta Queens who emerged winners of the 2022 Sheroes cup pre-season in Abuja are expected to ride on the crest of victory while Heartland will hope to give their fans something to celebrate after their first defeat this season by Naija Ratels in Abuja.

The Adokiye Amiesimeka Stadium in Port-Harcourt will see seven time league winners Rivers Angels battle Osun Babes ,the pride of Rivers were shocked by CAF Women’s Champions League bronze medalist, Bayelsa Queens two nil at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa in week one.

Coach Edwin Okon and his Angels will need to sing a redemption song to assuage the feelings of their disappointed fans at home.

Osun Babes were in fine form winning their first game 2-0 at the Larry Leke Stadium,Elegbo,Osun State and for sure coach Yekin Ayodeji and his babes will fight in Port-Harcourt.

Bayelsa Queens are drawn bye this week.

Award winning coach Emmanuel Osahon will lead his ladies FC Robo Queens as they welcome Nasarawa Amazons in Group B at the Legacy Pitch ,Sports City, Surulere Lagos.

FC Robo piped one nil at the Enyimba Stadium by Abia Angels, need to come back with a win to keep their campaign ambition afloat.

Ibom Angels dropped two nil by group leaders Adamawa Queens will fight it out with coach Ann Agumanu’s Abia Angels at the Training pitch of Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo ,Akwa Ibom State.

Edo Queens unlucky against Nasarawa Amazons last week at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi will battle Confluence Queens of Lokoja who drew bye in match day one. The game holds at the Samuel Ogbemudia Satdium, Benin City .

NWFL Premiership Full fixtures for match day two (2).

GROUP A.

Heartland Queens Owerri v Delta Queens

Royal Queens of Warri v Naija Ratels Abuja

Rivers Angels v Osun Babes.

BYE: Bayelsa Queens

GROUP B.

FC Robo Queens v Nasarawa Amazons

Ibom Angels v Abia Angels

Edo Queens v Confluence Queens,Kogi.

Drawn bye: Adamawa Queens

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