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Rivers Angels reignite title hopes with crucial victory over Confluence Queens

Sitting third before the match, Rivers Angels entered the game hungry for victory, especially after witnessing Bayelsa Queens draw with Heartland Queens. The determined squad secured a crucial 2-0 victory over Confluence Queens in the Nigeria Women Football League Premiership Super Six on Friday, significantly boosting their title aspirations.

Rivers Angels dominated possession from the start, applying constant pressure on Confluence Queens’ defense. Despite their efforts, Confluence Queens held firm, frustrating the Rivers Angels with solid defensive work. A goalmouth scramble around the half-hour mark presented a golden opportunity for the “Jewel of Rivers,” but they couldn’t convert, leaving the scoreline blank at halftime.

Coach Whyte Ogbonda made a strategic substitution at halftime, introducing Blessing Okpe to enhance the team’s attacking prowess. Despite continued efforts, Confluence Queens’ goalkeeper, Echefu Sylvia, made several impressive saves, keeping her team in the game.

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The deadlock was finally broken with 20 minutes remaining. After another brilliant save by Sylvia, a rebound fell kindly to Chiamaka Okuchukwu, who capitalized with a well-placed shot to give Rivers Angels the lead.

In the dying moments of the match, Olamide Adugbe broke through Confluence Queens’ defense with a powerful run, setting up Okuchukwu for her second goal. The forward displayed excellent footwork to turn and slot the ball past the goalkeeper, sealing a vital 2-0 victory for Rivers Angels.

Rivers Angels’ victory sets up a thrilling final-day match against Heartland Queens. A win in this crucial encounter could crown Rivers Angels as champions, adding further excitement to the conclusion of the Nigeria Women Football League Premiership Super Six.

With their title hopes reignited, Rivers Angels will look to carry their momentum into the decisive match, aiming to clinch the championship and cap off a remarkable season

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