Akure - Champions Rivers Angels suffered their first defeat
in the 2016 Nigeria Women Premier League season after a 2-0 loss to homers
Sunshine Queens in Akure on Saturday.
The Angels thought they had the lead in the 21st minute
through Orji Chinwendu's effort but the referee ruled it offside and the first
half ended goalless.
On resumption of the second half, Yetunde Aluko managed a
cross from outside the box that Ijeoma Obi guided into the net in the 59th
minute to put Sunshine Queens ahead.
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Funsho Ogunrinola converted a penalty kick in the 82nd
minute to ensure Rivers Angels lost their first match of the Premier League
Rivers Angels will be at home next weekend to Adamawa
In other fixtures, Ibom Angels walked over Nasarawa Amazons
while Osun Babes edged Edo Queens 2-1.
News24 reported that defender Gloria Ofoegbu expressed her
joy and happiness to Rivers Angels after a successful surgical operation that
was carried out on her knee on Thursday 3rd December, 2015.
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