The Defending NWPL Champion Bayelsa Queens FC at the Samson Siasia Stadium started the journey of retaining the trophy on a winning note by defeating NWPL debutant, Kaduna Queens 3-0.
Bayelsa Queens raced into an early lead through Rafiat Sule from a low cross to tap home after eight minutes of play.
The Kaduna girls sensing a whitewash quickly reorganize their defence with grit defending.
But the sleek and intricate passing of the host was too fast for them to deal with.
When the appreciable crowd that throng the stadium thought the flood gate of goals was about to be opened, it was rather the flood gates of a heavy downpour that turned the play into a ding dong affair.
However, the water logged pitch played a significant role in the 28th minutes when the Goalkeeper of Kaduna Queens failed to handle an harmless shot which Joy Bokiri was on hand to poke into an empty net to increase the tally.
With a much better playing surface in the second half, Bayelsa Queens resumed their tiki-taka style of play particularly with the introduction of new signing Anjor Mary tormenting the visitors with her direct play.
This paid off in the 65th minutes when she rifled home a loose ball to put the icing on the cake.
Speaking to footballlive.ng after the game coach of Kaduna Queens, Aminu Shuaibu conceded that they lost to a better team and promise to make amends when they will host Sunshine Queens in Kaduna next week.
On his part, victorious coach Moses Aduku was magnanimous in victory saying that rain prevented a flood gate of goals for his girls and said that the mission to Lafia next week is to beat Nasarawa Amazons in match day two.