A brace from Igboamalu Chinyere was all that Nasarawa Amazons needed to beat Rivers Angels 2-0 in a rescheduled Week 11 game at the Lafia City Stadium on Saturday.
The home team shot ahead in the 10th minute when Igboamalu headed in a corner kick cross from Emenayo Ugochi.
Angels forward, Ijeoma Obi came close to getting an equalizer before half time but was denied by the cross bar.
In the 46th minute, Cecilia Nku made an attempt to get into the score sheet but her shot went straight into the arms of goalkeeper Sangonuga Ibijoke.
Then in the 54th minute, Eybhoria Winifred took advantage of a back pass from Ijeoma Obi to connect a pass to Igboamalu who curled in her second goal of the match.
Head coach of Nasarawa Amazons, Oluwaseyi Michael in his post-match speech said his game plan worked out for the team.
“Well it was a very interesting game, and we thank God, God saw us through; we said we should attack from the blast of the whistle and that was what we did and it favored us.
“We got our first goal in the first ten minutes of the first half and the first ten minute of the second half too, so that was our game plan”, said Oluwaseyi.
On his part, head coach of Rivers Angels Edwin Okon said his team lost to the match officials.
“Am crying every day that there should be improvement on the side of the officiating priests, not because I lost to Nasarawa today. As I said in our last match, if we lost to a team that played well, we won’t complain.
“Though in football, whoever has the goals is always the winner. But I’m not pleased with the officiating of our match”, cried Okon.
Rivers Angels will next play Sunshine Queens of Akure on 2 September in Port Harcourt.