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Wafa 2nd Division: Fortress Ladies emerges champion



By Saheed Afolabi


The inaugural edition of the 2nd division of the Wafa league came with lots of dramas as Fortress Ladies all the way from Edo state defeated all other Lagos based teams to emerge the champions.

Fortress Ladies who only needed to win their last match with a wide margin did their assignment well as they crush Daff Ladies 11-0 to inflict the heaviest defeat of the competition on Daff Ladies and got promoted to the elite division of Wafa league.

Makbet Queens on the other hand also got promoted to the Wafa league division one alongside Arising Stars and Young Achiever Queens.

The twist of the league table was between Makbet Queens and Arising Stars as Arising Stars just needed a win to win the league, while Makbet have to win by a 5 goal margin to win the league but unfortunately both teams played out a 1-1 draw to pave way for Fortress Ladies to emerge champions.

Speaking to ECHONEWS, the coach of the Fortress Ladies side, Jimmy Aimuagbonrie said he is so happy for winning the Wafa division 2 league, as it’s a remarkable day in his career and appreciated the Edo state government for making sport a top priority and linked the championship win to the Edo state government.

The captain of Fortress Ladies, Omoruyi Osaiyekemwen disclosed how happy she is and showered praises on her teammates and coach for making it possible to win the league.

Also present at the grand finale of the Wafa division 2 league is the chairman of Daff Ibarapa Central Football Association (FA) Alhaji Kareem Isiaka described the competition as a great one which will help in the development of women football players in Nigeria.

Fortress Ladies emerges champion of the Wafa division 2 league with 14 points and 23 goal difference, Arising Stars came second with 13 points and 11goal difference, Makbet Queens got 12 points and 20 goal difference.

The 4th placed team accumulated 11 points and 18 goal difference.