Bayelsa Queens Football Club are a game away from winning the 2021 Women Aiteo Cup after their emphatic 5-0 win over 2020/2021 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership Champions, Rivers Angels.
The semi-final clash, which was played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium training pitch in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, was a sweet revenge for the Yenagoa girls over Rivers Angels after a double defeat to the Nigerian league winners last season.
Chairman of the Board of Bayelsa Queens FC, Pastor Apreala Robin Angonimi while expressing joy over the team’s tremendous performance, said aside the hardwork of the girls and coaching crew, the success story wouldn’t have happened without the encouragement of the state government.
He, on behalf of the management and players, thanked the Governor, Douye Diri and his Deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewruhjakpo for the massive and wonderful support given to the team en-route the final.
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Apreala, while addressing newsmen in Yenagoa shortly after the safe arrival of the team after their qualification for the final, equally thanked the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Hon. Daniel Igali for his style of leadership and motivation even after the poor performance they had at the Super Six earlier this year.
He also used the opportunity to call on Bayelsans to rally round the team to win the trophy as a gift to the Prosperity Government of Senator Douye Diri.
The Gloryland Girls, as they are also called, have had a very impressive run so far in this season’s Aiteo Cup alongside their male counterparts, that has automatically put them in pole position to win the cup.
They demolished Pelicans Stars of Calabar 4-0 in the round of 16, followed by a 2-0 victory over Delta Queens of Asaba in the quarter finals before submerging Rivers Angeles in the semi-final.
So far, the girls have scored 11 goals and yet to conceed any, with striker Anjor Mary accounting for 6 out of the 11 goals.
Bayelsa Queens will engage FC Robo of Lagos, who defeated Edo Queens 5-3 on penalties in the gand fnale in a yet-to-be announced date and venue.