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NWFL Premiership Super Six : We will contest till the end, says Rivers Angels Abiodun Deborah

After playing out a 0-0 draw with Delta Queens, Rivers Angels captain at the ongoing Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership Super Six, Abiodun Deborah opined that the defending Champions will not relent till the final game of the league deciding Super Six.

“We are Rivers Angels, we are known to be Champions and won’t relent or feel bad. We are not oppressed and will do more to win our next game. The team won’t give up. This is football, anything can happen. In the last minute, any team can emerge as Champions.” She told pressmen after the game.

While expressing her disappointment with the result, Deborah implored the NWFL Board to look into officiating as far as the league is concerned.

She said: “I am disappointed with the officiating because we came all out and deserved to win. I will like the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) to please take a look at the clip. If we have two to three chances to score, one was called off for offside and the other one was canceled after crossing the goal line. With all due respect, I will like the Football Federation (NFF) officials to look into the game and do better to promote Nigerian women’s officiating so that we can be able to match the standard in Europe.

“Although we had more goal-scoring opportunities unfortunately, we could not take most of the chances. The one we took, the referee was not fair at all.” She concluded.

After picking a point from the first two games (with a 2-1 defeat to Bayelsa Queens in its first game) Rivers Angels will now shift focus on its next game against Naija Ratels on Thursday.


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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