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Sunshine Queens gaffer Olujohungbe: I'm so proud of my girls

25 November 2015, 08:50

Abuja - Sunshine Queens Coach Kayode Olujohungbe said he is "proud" to be in charge of the 2015 Nigeria Women Federation Cup champions after watching them beat Bayelsa Queens 3-1 on penalties in the final at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.

The Bayelsa girls got the opener in the early second half through Patience Kalu but Sunshine Queens forward, Shola Oyewusi who came in for Tina Oyateleme in the 60th minutes scored the equaliser to end it 1-1.

And straight to penalty shootout, Sunshine and Falcons keeper, Tochukwu Oluehi saved three to win the highly contested encounter 3-1 which made it the first major trophy for Ondo State since 1976.

"The girls made me proud as their head coach and I want to say congratulations them and our fans," the coach told News24.

Also read: Akwa United, Sunshine Queens are 2015 Confederation Cup champions

"They were disciplined and determined on the pitch. We lost several scoring chances in the first half but with God, we are able to come back and equalise. It was a great display by the team.

"The girls are wonderful and good to win the first major trophy for the state under my care", Olujohungbe said.

Also Chairman Ondo State Football Agency (ODSFA) Akin Akinbobola, hailed the wonderful spirit of the girls saying the team had  made Mr. Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko and good people of the state proud.

"I'm very proud of the girls and I'm sure the people of Ondo State will be happy. It’s a win ordained by God and a well battle fought."

- News24


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