Bayelsa Queens Beat Rivals, Rivers Angels On Penalty To Retain FA CUP

Bayelsa Queens on Wednesday retained the women’s crown and their second Federation Cup title after edging rivals and former champions Rivers Angels 4-2 on penalty.

After regulation time ended goalless at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, the game immediately ushered in penalties.

Bayelsa Queens converted four of their spot kicks while Rivers Angels converted two out of four kicks.

While Chiamaka Okuchukwu skied her effort for the Angels, her colleague, Agyaakwa Sofia had her spot kick saved by Bayelsa Queens goalkeeper, Onyinyechukwu Okeke.

The penalty shootout win also completed a remarkable run for Bayelsa Queens against Rivers Angels, having beaten them on three previous occasions during the just-concluded Nigeria Women Football League season.

The Federation Cup final yesterday in Asaba was the fourth meeting between Bayelsa Queens and Rivers Angels this year.

Reacting after the teams victory, Bayelsa State Commissioner for Sports, Daniel Igali dedicated the victory to the members of the supporters club who died in auto crash in Kwale while coming to Asaba for the finals of the Nigerian Women Football League (NWFL) Super Six about two weeks ago.

Failed to defend their 2023 Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) crown, Bayelsa Queens who had their first experience in the second edition of the CAF Women’s Champions league in Morocco, won the cash prize of N10m.

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