NWFL Super 6: Edo Queens snatch victory against Nasarawa Amazons

Abideen's Heroics Secure the Win for Edo Queens

NWFL Super 6: Edo Queens snatch victory against Nasarawa Amazons

Hassan Abdulsalam 19:14 - 24.05.2024

The results helped Edo Queens top the Super Six table with nine points as they face Bayelsa on the final day.

Edo Queens emerged victorious in a hard-fought battle against Nasarawa Amazons in the Nigeria Women Football League Premiership Super Six.

The lone goal by Suliat Abideen in the 81st minute secured all three points for the Benin-based team.

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Edo Queens approached the game with a clear strategy to break down a resolute Nasarawa Amazons defense as they controlled the game from the start, launching numerous attacks on the "Solid Babes."

The well-organized Nasarawa backline, led by Sunday Blessing, held firm, denying Edo Queens any clear-cut scoring chances. The first half ended scoreless, leaving Edo Queens frustrated despite their dominance.

Second Half Brings Tactical Shifts and Late Drama

The second half saw Edo Queens continue their attacking approach as Coach Christopher Danjuma of Nasarawa Amazons responded with substitutions, bringing on Regina Omede and Ojiyovwi Kesiena for Bibiana Odoh and Josephine Mathias respectively.

The changes temporarily disrupted Edo Queens' momentum, with Nasarawa creating a few promising opportunities.

Moses Aduku, Edo Queens' coach, countered with a substitution of his own, replacing Kafayat Mafisere with Marvelous Akpobaro in the 72nd minute.

The changes proved to be a game-changer as Akpobaro's presence in midfield shifted the balance in Edo Queens' favor, allowing them to regain control.

Abideen's Heroics Secure the Win

With nine minutes remaining, Suliat Abideen emerged as the heroine for Edo Queens; a well-orchestrated attack initiated by Akpobaro found its way to the right-back, who delivered a perfect cross into the box.

Abideen's Heroics Secure the Win for Edo Queens

Emem Essien cleverly laid the ball off for the onrushing Abideen, who calmly slotted it past Udoka, the Nasarawa Amazons goalkeeper, sending the Edo Queens bench into jubilation.

Edo Queens held on to their lead despite late pressure from Nasarawa Amazons.

The results helped them to the top of the Super Six table with nine points.

Edo Queems will face Bayelsa Queens on Sunday, May 26th, at the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa.