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NWFL Premiership: Ratels Begins Pre Season On A High Note; 6 – 0 Bashing Of A Lagos Based Team

Naija Ratels beat Lagos based side Almighty Talent FC 6-0 as the NWFL Championship Champions got their Pre-Season preparation off to a Flying start on Wednesday at the National Stadium, Surulere (Legacy Pitch).

The Ratels are on a two weeks pre-season tour of the South-West, where they will play 12 matches in Lagos, Osun, Ondo and Kogi, all in preparation for the Flying Officers Pre-Season Championship and the NWFL Premiership.

Coach Bankole Olowookere lined up the team in the unexpected 1-4-4-2 formation, which had new recruits Bankole Sofiat and Ojo Fehinti pairing upfront with supports from Emmanuel Blessing and Dzer Josephine.

The Starting XI: Ohia Doris, Olonilua Adenike, Iheoma Chinyere, Oyinlola Olamide, Ali Paulina (C), Oluwaseun Temilade, Emmanuel Blessing, Bankole Sofiat, Ojo Fehinti, Peter Favour, Dzer Josephine.

Ojo Fehinti started the rout after she opened scoring in the 17th minute, through a well taken effort from close range, with Midfielder Favour Peter quickly adding another one in the 22nd minute.

Josephine Dzer made it three in the 41st minute Fehinti had put her through with only the goalkeeper to beat, defender Adenike Olonilua scored the 4th in the 45th minute of the encounter.

The last two goals came in through two new entrants Adeola Omowodun and Janet Ikpa in the 54th and 59th minute respectively to give Naija Ratels a deserving 6-0 victory.

The ‘One Day At A Time’ Ladies will continue their Pre-Season tour of the South-West with a game against Dannaz Ladies, Oasis Ladies, FC Robo Queens and Eko Football Women Selected side all in Lagos. Then they play Osun Babes at the Osogbo City Stadium (August 5), Sunshine Queens at Ondo State Sports Complex (August 6) and Confluence Queens at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja (August 7).

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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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