The women football actions across Nigeria this week were simply and utterly captivating as the teams battled it out to qualify for the prestigious Super 4 tournament.
Afrofooty brings you a roundup of the outcome of these matches determined this week.
The Fantastic 4 Reveal –Nigeria Women Football League
Defending champions Bayelsa Queens, alongside Rivers Angels, Confluence Queens and Adamawa Queens, have qualified for the mouth-watering 2018/2019 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) Super 4 tournament with the chance to determine the overall winner of the league.
In a frantic, frenetic and enthralling end to the regular season, all 4 teams did the business to see off fierce competitions and put themselves forward for the ultimate prize of the season.
How did they qualify for the Super 4?
Bayelsa Queens (Group C): The reigning champion were shrewd in holding Nasarawa Amazons to a 2:2 draw to qualify for the Super 4 and send a signal to others that they intend retaining their trophy.
11 points and superior goals difference were enough to see Bayelsa qualify at the expense of Sunshine Queens of Akure – also on 11 points.
Rivers Angels (Group A): One crucial goal was all Rivers Angels needed to put Delta Queens to the sword at home on Thursday to sit on top of Group A with 13 points thereby booking their place in the Super 4.
The group’s runners-up, FC Robo of Lagos, followed with 11 points and will have to try another time!
Adamawa Queens (Group B): Adamawa Queens got the needed draw against Dream Stars in Lagos to seal the top four spot with 12 points.
One of their closest rivals, Edo Queens FC, could only manage a 10-points, much to the disappointment of their fans who had yearned for more.
Confluence Queens (Group D): A pragmatic, yet nail-biting victory for Confluence Queens against the Invincible Angels in Lokoja was all the doctor ordered for them to jump to first place in the sub-group and book a place in the Super 4.
Afro Footy reports that the Super 4 will be played on a date to be announced by the Nigeria Women.
If the quality of football and competitive spirit shown by the ladies – several of whom have represented Nigeria at the international scene – is anything to go by, then we are in for fantastic, fabulous and feisty encounters when the Super 4 kicks off.
Like one female football fan said: “the best of these ladies and their teams are yet to come!”