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Rivers Angels fought hard to get a 1-0 home win to remain on top of the Nigeria Women Premier League, NWPL, after engaging Bayelsa Queens on a wet pitch at the Liberation Stadium in Port Harcourt.
The home team found it difficult to create clear cut chances to talk less of converting the few chances created in the game.
Asisat Oshoala was the worst culprit as she failed to make use of any of the chances created and in some cases, she was perpetually caught offside.
The deadlock was broken in the 80th minute when Ghana born striker, Elizabeth Addo who came on as a substitute towards the half time break, scored a superb goal from 25 yards to give Rivers Angels the much desired win.
The goal scored by Elizabeth Addo was her third of the season. Rivers Angels remain unbeaten and stay firm on top of the table with 18 points from 8 games.
After the game, assistant coach of Rivers Angels, White Ogbonda explained the reasons behind his substitutions.
“The difficulty came was a result of late arrival of the players that came from the national camp. They were affected by fatigue due to camp training”, said Ogbonda.
“The midfielders were unable to give good passes to the attackers. When I realised this, I made the double changes and at the end of the day, we were able to get an opportunity to score a goal, he concluded”. Former technical adviser of Bayelsa United, Chief Ekete was happy with the result.
Rivers Angels will next play against another South South rivals, Pelican Stars at the Unical Sports Complex, Calabar.