Daily Trust (Abuja)

3 December 2012

Nigeria: Rivers Angels Win Federation Cup Again

Defending champions of the Women Federation Cup, Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt on Saturday retained the cup after wining Inneh Queens 5:3 in the 2011/2012 edition finals.

Rivers Angels needed a penalty shoot-out to edge the stubborn Inneh Queens after playing a barren draw in regulation time.

We can only improve

The Chief Coach of the Rivers Angels, Edwin Okon, expressed satisfaction with the performance of his team.

He acknowledged that their opponents were a good team and could have won the encounter as well.

Coach Okon noted that the encounter showed some of the weaknesses in his team, adding that they would have to go back and do more work to prepare for next season.

While thanking the River State government for its supports, he stressed that the victory was the only way to show appreciation to the state government.

Sunshine wins too

The Sunshine Queens of Akure took the third place after a goalless draw with Akwa Ibom angels which ended 4-0 in a penalty shootout.

Sanusi Mohammed, the Director,Nigeria Football Association (NFA), while presenting trophies to the clubs, said that the federation was going to be more committed in the development of female football.

According to him, from next year, the female clubs will receive the same treatment and benefits with the male teams.

"The NFF has taken over the women challenge cup like the men. So, next year you will compete with the men.

"What the men enjoy, you will also enjoy it too and you will see a lot of changes and innovations" he said.

Medals were presented to the players while the teams received trophies.

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