The battle is pretty much on as far as qualification for the Nigeria Women Football league (NWFL) Super 4 is concerned and defending champions, Rivers Angels believe they can still be amongst the best.
The NWFL side suffered her first defeat in the current season at the hands of Bayelsa Queens during a Week 8 encounter at the Nembe City Stadium which saw them drop to second place on the log.
In spite of the loss, the Jewel of Rivers are still confident they can make the final four and retain the title.
Technical Adviser of the side, Edwin Okon, who believes officiating has been a challenge especially on the road says last week’s setback will be used as a morale booster when they face Heartland Queens of Owerri on Wednesday.
The former Super Falcons gaffer equally didn’t fail to acknowledge the fact that the loss to Bayelsa Queens was a big blow to his side since the target is to go undefeated throughout the season.
“It will boost the confidence of the team because we played against the referee in Nembe,” he stated.
“That loss was a very big blow to us because we didn’t plan to lose any match.
“We are going into the match on Wednesday to redeem our image,” Okon added.
The Jewel of Rivers will be facing a team that is seen as bad travellers but Okon has refused to underrate them saying he expects a good game from the Owerri based side.
Heartland Queens forced Rivers Angels to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture and the gaffer says his side will leave no stone unturned.
“No match is as easy as one thinks, every game is a difficult one,” said the former Super Falcons gaffer.
“I expect a good match from them but at the same time we expect to get all three points.” he summed up.
FORM GUIDE (Last five matches):
Rivers Angels: DWDWL
Rivers Angels 0-0 Abia Angels (A)
Rivers Angels 2-0 Sunshine Queens (H)
Rivers Angels 1-1 Heartland Queens (A)
Rivers Angels 2-1 Bayelsa Queens (H)
Rivers Angels 2-1 Bayelsa Queens (A)
Heartland Queens: LDDLW
Heartland Queens 0-2 Bayelsa Queens (A)
Heartland Queens 1-1 FC Robo (H)
Heartland Queens 1-1 Rivers Angels (H)
Heartland Queens 0-4 Ibom Angels (A)
Heartland Queens 2-1 Ibom Angels (H)