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Betsy Obaseki Football Tournament 2022| Ten Interesting Facts From The Group Stage

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.

  1. ๐™€๐™™๐™ค ๐™Œ๐™ช๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ๐™จ, ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™›๐™ก๐™ช๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š ๐™Œ๐™ช๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ๐™จ & ๐™‰๐™–๐™จ๐™–๐™ง๐™–๐™ฌ๐™– ๐˜ผ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฏ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™™๐™ช๐™˜๐™š ๐™‹๐™š๐™ง๐™›๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ ๐™‚๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฅ-๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™œ๐™š ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ž๐™œ๐™ฃ.

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.

  1. ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™จ๐™ฎ ๐™Š๐™—๐™–๐™จ๐™š๐™ ๐™ž ๐™’๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™๐™ค๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™—๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™™๐™ช๐™˜๐™š๐™™ ๐˜ผ๐™ฃ ๐˜ผ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฏ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ 48 ๐™‚๐™ค๐™–๐™ก๐™จ ๐™„๐™ฃ ๐™…๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ 12 ๐™‚๐™–๐™ข๐™š๐™จ

It is truly amazing that with just 12 games in the group stage, a whopping 48 Goals was scored.

  1. ๐™๐™ค๐™ฎ๐™–๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ข๐™จ ๐™„๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™๐˜พ & ๐˜ฝ๐™ง๐™–๐™ซ๐™š๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™‡๐™–๐™™๐™ž๐™š๐™จ ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š๐™™๐™š๐™™ ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™ƒ๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™‰๐™ช๐™ข๐™—๐™š๐™ง ๐™Š๐™› ๐™‚๐™ค๐™–๐™ก๐™จ.

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.

  1. ๐™‰๐™–๐™จ๐™–๐™ง๐™–๐™ฌ๐™– ๐˜ผ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฏ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ & ๐™€๐™™๐™ค ๐™Œ๐™ช๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™Ž๐™˜๐™ค๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™ˆ๐™ค๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™‚๐™ค๐™–๐™ก๐™จ

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.

  1. ๐™๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™‹๐™ก๐™–๐™ฎ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™’๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐˜ฝ๐™ง๐™–๐™˜๐™š๐™จ ๐™„๐™ฃ ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™‚๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฅ ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™œ๐™š.

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.

  1. ๐™๐™ค๐™ฎ๐™–๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ข๐™จ ๐™„๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™๐˜พ, ๐™›๐™–๐™ž๐™ก๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™จ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™‚๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฅ ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™œ๐™š

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.

  1. ๐—ง๐˜„๐—ผ ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜-๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ข๐—ณ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—œ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ.

Yetunde Fajobi & Kesiana Ojiyovwi both netted thrice in the game against Royaltoms International FC & Bravehearts Ladies respectively.

  1. ๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—น ๐—ข๐—ณ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—•๐˜† ๐—ง๐˜„๐—ผ ๐—™๐—– ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ผ ๐—ค๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€

Folashade Ijamilusi and Taiwo Lawal of FC Robo Queens both scored four goals each in their opening match against Bravehearts Ladies.

  1. ๐—˜๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐—ค๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€ & ๐——๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜๐—ฎ ๐—ค๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€.

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.

  1. 8 (๐—˜๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜) ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ค๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ-๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€

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.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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