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Okon relishes return to Lagos for NWPL Super Four tournament

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Rivers Angels head coach, Edwin Okon has described Lagos as a fertile ground for his side ahead of the Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) most prized annual football showpiece, the Super Four tournament.

The football fiesta that crowns the new NWPL champions has been scheduled to hold in Lagos by the leadership of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) from January 23 to 26, 2019 at the ‘Soccer Temple’ – Agege Stadium.

The combatants are title holders, Nasarawa Amazons, Bayelsa Queens, Sunshine Queens and multiple champions and 2018 Aiteo Cup winners, Rivers Angels.

Okon commended the leadership of the NWFL for their thoughtfulness in choosing a neutral ground like Lagos as the venue for its prime tournament, which will give the contestants an even hand to properly express their football artistry.

“Of course, I am 100 per cent satisfied with the choice of Lagos as the venue for the upcoming Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) Super Four tournament.

“Unarguably, Lagos is neutral to the whole participants and certain to provide an even ground for us to freely express our football talents.

“After we were humbled at the immediate past Super Four tournament in Benin City we returned strongly to beat the champions, Nasarawa Amazons in the maiden Champions Shield competition hosted at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.”

“We are looking forward to a repeat performance this time around when the NWPL Super Four tournament kicks-off later in the month.

“We are thankful to the NWFL board for making Lagos the battle ground for the upcoming NWPL Super Four tournament,” the former Nigerian coach said.

NWPL side, Sunshine Queens are the only addition to the sides that competed in the last edition in Benin City that threw up the Lafia landladies, Nasarawa Amazons as champions.

The football showdown is somehow straight forward, the regular season’s Group A winners will square up against Group B runners-up in the first match of the day while Group B winners will battle the Group A runners-up in the second match of the day.

Winners of the clashes will automatically progress to the final while the losers will square up in the third place match.

Incidentally, the Jewel of Rivers who are Group A runners-up will confront champions and Group B winners, Nasarawa Amazons in an exact repeat of the 2018 NWFL Champions Shield clash.


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