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Nigeria – Edo Queens takes first NWFL title with draw against Bayelsa Queens

By Vaseline May27,2024

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Edo Queens secured their maiden Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) title with a 1-1 draw against Bayelsa Queens in the NWFL Super Six play-off. Emem Essien’s goal gave Edo Queens the lead, but Bayelsa Queens equalized. The victory earns Edo Queens a spot in the WAFU Championship, an important milestone for the club.

Edo Queens made history by clinching their maiden Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL) title after a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Bayelsa Queens in the NWFL Super Six play-off. The Benin-based team collected 10 points from five matches, winning four and losing one.

Emem Essien’s acrobatic strike put Edo Queens ahead in the 29th minute, but Bayelsa Queens equalized early in the second half through Zainab Olopade’s goal. The result, coupled with Rivers Angels’ draw against Heartland Queens, secured the championship for Edo Queens.

The win earns them a spot in the West African Football Union (WAFU) Championship, which serves as a qualifier for next season’s CAF Women’s Champions League. It marks a significant milestone for Edo Queens and highlights their emergence as a force in Nigerian women’s football.

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