After an entertaining group stage filled with goals and fun aplenty, the 2022 Edition of the Betsy Obaseki Women Football Tournament is entering into the knockout rounds.
Four mouth-watering ties await us in the Quarter-finals, starting with the Nasarawa Amazons versus Naija Ratels game on Monday at the University of Benin Football Pitch.
On that note, let’s have a look at the ten most interesting stats from the group stage of the Betsy Obaseki Women Football Tournament holding in Benin City, Edo State.
- 𝙀𝙙𝙤 𝙌𝙪𝙚𝙚𝙣𝙨, 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙛𝙡𝙪𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙌𝙪𝙚𝙚𝙣𝙨 & 𝙉𝙖𝙨𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙬𝙖 𝘼𝙢𝙖𝙯𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙚 𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙂𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙥-𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙜𝙚 𝘾𝙖𝙢𝙥𝙖𝙞𝙜𝙣.
The trio of Nasarawa Amazons, Confluence Queens and Edo Queens are the only three team who produced a perfect record in the group stage.
Nasarawa Amazons won FC Robo Queens And Bravehearts Ladies. Edo Queens mauled Royaltoms International FC and edged out Royal Queens, while Confluence Queens beat both Naija Ratels and Fortress Ladies in their first two games.
- 𝘽𝙚𝙩𝙨𝙮 𝙊𝙗𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙠𝙞 𝙒𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣 𝙁𝙤𝙤𝙩𝙗𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙚𝙙 𝘼𝙣 𝘼𝙢𝙖𝙯𝙞𝙣𝙜 48 𝙂𝙤𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙄𝙣 𝙅𝙪𝙨𝙩 12 𝙂𝙖𝙢𝙚𝙨
It is truly amazing that with just 12 games in the group stage, a whopping 48 Goals was scored.
- 𝙍𝙤𝙮𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙤𝙢𝙨 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙁𝘾 & 𝘽𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙚𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙨 𝙇𝙖𝙙𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙃𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙉𝙪𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 𝙊𝙛 𝙂𝙤𝙖𝙡𝙨.
These two teams conceded 30 (Thirty) goals between them in the group stage.
Bravehearts Ladies Conceded 19 Goals in two games, while Royaltoms International FC conceded 11 goals in two games as well.
- 𝙉𝙖𝙨𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙬𝙖 𝘼𝙢𝙖𝙯𝙤𝙣𝙨 & 𝙀𝙙𝙤 𝙌𝙪𝙚𝙚𝙣𝙨 𝙎𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙈𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙂𝙤𝙖𝙡𝙨
These teams scored a total of 21 goals in the group stage.
Nasarawa Amazons scored 11 goals in two games. One against FC Robo Queens and ten against Bravehearts Ladies.
Edo Queens scored nine in their first game against Royaltoms International FC, and one against Royal Queens.
- 𝙁𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙋𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙒𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝘽𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙄𝙣 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙂𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙥 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙜𝙚.
Five players scored braces each in the group stage. Hembafen Ayatsea, Amarachi Okoronkwo & Temitope Owoeye all of Nasarawa Amazons and Eunice Godwin, Joy Jerry of Edo Queens.
- 𝙍𝙤𝙮𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙤𝙢𝙨 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙁𝘾, 𝙛𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙂𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙥 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙜𝙚
Despite conceding 11 Goals in the group stage, Royaltoms International FC failed to score in the group stage, the only team that failed to do so, apart from Osun Babes who failed to show up.
- 𝗧𝘄𝗼 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗛𝗮𝘁-𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗢𝗳 𝗚𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗜𝗻 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗲.
Yetunde Fajobi & Kesiana Ojiyovwi both netted thrice in the game against Royaltoms International FC & Bravehearts Ladies respectively.
- 𝗛𝗮𝘂𝗹 𝗢𝗳 𝗚𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗕𝘆 𝗧𝘄𝗼 𝗙𝗖 𝗥𝗼𝗯𝗼 𝗤𝘂𝗲𝗲𝗻𝘀 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿𝘀
Folashade Ijamilusi and Taiwo Lawal of FC Robo Queens both scored four goals each in their opening match against Bravehearts Ladies.
- 𝗘𝗱𝗼 𝗤𝘂𝗲𝗲𝗻𝘀 & 𝗗𝗲𝗹𝘁𝗮 𝗤𝘂𝗲𝗲𝗻𝘀 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗦𝗵𝗲𝗲𝘁𝘀.
Edo Queens played two games and scored 10 goals, conceding none, while Delta Queens played only a game against Heartland Queens which they won 2-0.
- 8 (𝗘𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁) 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗤𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗿-𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝘀
NWFL Premiership sides, Nasarawa Amazons, Edo Queens, FC Robo Queens, Heartland Queens, Naija Ratels, Confluence Queens, Royal Queens and Delta Queens all qualify for the final 8.