The Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode, was full of praises for the players and officials of Rivers Angels FC of Port Harcourt, for retaining the Aiteo Cup Women’s title after defeating hard fighting Ibom Angels in the final of the competition played this afternoon at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Rivers Angels beat Ibom Angels 1-0 to record a second straight victory against the Akwa Ibom State owned team in the Aiteo Cup final. Rivers Angels defeated the same opponent in last year’s final.
Falode, who watched the final live in Yenagoa, commended the coach Godwin Okon-tutored Angels for going the extra mile to prove to Nigerians that they were the better team.
She noted that the excellent performance of the two teams in the final match where they showed mastery of the ball and exhibited great soccer artistry attested to the fact that the NWFL has taken women’s football in the country to an enviable height worthy of emulation by other African countries.
She added that, the battle of the Angels truly showed that the future of world football is feminine.
“The two teams have showed consistency from 2017 uptill date, and they are also in contention for the Nigeria Women Premier League Super Four, where the true winners of the 2018 league season will be determined after an abridged format.
“I want to tell Nigerian football lovers that, they will see a more improved women’s football next season after the NWFL must have articulated the development partnership with the LaLiga Women’s Football Department. We are doing everything possible to take women’s football in Nigeria to the next level.”