Flying Officers Cup: Fascinating NWFL’s Super Heavyweights Quarter Final Clashes

Four more clubs are qualified for the quarter-final of the 2021 Flying Officers Cup after the conclusion of Group C and D games on Match Day 7.

In Group C, Sunshine Queens pipped SGH Academy 1-0 to make it to the quarter-final.

Maryam Aluko took advantage of an error from Owogbemi Kehinde to slot in the winning goal for Sunshine Queens in the seventh minute.

Confluence Queens thumped WACO Ladies FC 4-0 in the second Group C game of the day to qualify for the quarter-finals with a 100 per cent record so far in the tournament.

Ibinabo George will in the 29th-minute score the first goal of the game for Confluence Queens. The former Rivers Angels forward headed in a cross from Sula Hassan to make it count for the New Direction Ladies.

In the second half, two quick goals from Art Using (58th minute) and Martha Peter (61st minute) extended Confluence Queens’ lead to three while Ibinabo George will score her second goal of the match in the 63rd minute to make it 4-0 in favour of the Lokoja based side.

Confluence Queens with nine points from three games finished top of Group C and qualify for the quarter-final alongside Sunshine Queens (6 points) as SGH Academy (3 points) and WACO Ladies FC (0 points) bid the competition goodbye.

In Group D, Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership side Nasarawa Amazons had to endure a frustrating defensive display by Nationwide side, Lakeside Queens FC.

Lakeside Queens almost caused a major upset of the tournament but unfortunately, an own goal by Lakeside Queens goalkeeper and player of the match, Ambali Sekinat with the last kick of the game won the match for Nasarawa Amazons.

Edo Queens in the last game of the day earned a 3-0 win over Dana Ladies FC to join Confluence Queens as the two clubs with perfect records so far in the tournament.

Chioma Olise in the 23rd minute tapped the ball into the net after Dana Ladies goalkeeper failed to handle the ball well for Edo Queen’s first goal. The former Royal Queens player did well to give the Obaseki Ladies the lead.

Deborah Odiagbe in the 39th minute doubled the lead for the Obaseki Ladies with a header that came off a rebound from Dana Ladies goal post while Rebecca Ajimuda made it 3-0 in the 51st minute with her second goal of the tournament.

Edo Queens finished at the top of Group D with a maximum of nine points from three games and completed the list of Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership clubs to qualify for the quarter-final alongside Nasarawa Amazons (6 points) as Dana Ladies FC (3 points) and Lakeside Queens FC (0 points) bowed out of the tournament.

In the Quarter-finals, fixtures on Monday, 18th October, Royal Queens and Osun Babes will play the first game by 10 am, while FC Robo Queens and Naija Ratels FC will play by 1 pm.

On Tuesday, Confluence Queens and Nasarawa Amazons will Kick-Off by 10 am, while Edo Queens and Sunshine Queens by 1 am.

Quarter-Finals Fixtures, Monday, 18th Of October 2021

-Royal Queens Vs Osun Babes 10 am

-FC Robo Queens Vs Naija Ratels FC 1 pm

Quarter-Finals, Fixtures, Monday, 19th October

-Confluence Queens Vs Nasarawa Amazons 10 am

-Edo Queens Vs Sunshine Queens 1 pm

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