Monday Gift once again stole the show as Bayelsa Queens clinched the fourth victory with a 1-0 victory over Delta Queens to move closer to becoming champions of the 2021/2022 Nigeria Women Football League super six.
With less pressure, the ‘Restoration Girls’ settled into the game and enjoyed good football within the opening fifteen minutes of the game.
Delta Queens showed what they are made of with flashes of good play and pressure on Bayelsa Queens, but for Uzoamaka Igwe and Esther Momoh, the ‘Restoration Girls’ held their ground.
Changes were made by the two coaches in the 41st minute of the game. Delta Queens goalkeeper, Mgbechi Anderline put up a world-class performance to deny Aderemi Mary at the death of the first half.
The second half resumed and it took Monday Gift just two minutes to come into her usual element as she beautifully poked in the net – her 7th of the tournament – to the wild jubilation of Bayelsa Queen’s supporters.
Mercy Omokwo in the 54th had a chance to put her team back in the game when she received a cross from Chinansa Agoh – she lifted herself to release a bicycle kick – but wide, her ball went.
Mgbechi Anderline continued saving her side with impressive saves from Bayelsa Queens attacks. Monday Gift had another chance in the 65th minute to make it two, with only Underline to beat, she could only see her effort go wide.
Both teams kept pushing – Delta for the equalizer and Bayelsa Queens for security – but the game ended in favour of Bayelsa Queens, their fourth win in four games – potential champions.
Nasarawa Amazons kept the hope of meeting up with Bayelsa Queens, anticipating a victory over Rivers Angels, but the defending champions gave them the shock of their lives and dashed their hope – a result which sees Bayelsa Queens become the champions of the 2021/2022 Nigeria Women’s Football League Premiership.
Mercy Idoko gave the solid babes the lead when Charlotte Adjei failed to handle her strike to raise her team’s hope, but after many questions asked, Rivers Angels’ Maryann Ezenagu restored parity as she scored from a well taken free-kick in the 72nd minute.
As Nasarawa Amazons surged forward to get back the lead, Deborah Kehinde dabbed in a low cross from Chiamaka Okwuchukwu in the 78th minute to break the backbone of the Solid Babes.
With the result, Bayelsa Queens will be champions of the 2021/2022 NWFL Premiership season with a game to spare, should Nasarawa Amazons fail to beat Naija Ratels.