Chairperson, Board of Nigeria Women Football League, *Madam Aishat Falode* on Sunday said that domestic Leagues remains a veritable platform for local players to compete favourablly with their foreign counterparts.
Falode, while fielding questions from journalists in Lagos immediately after the Super 4 final between Nasarawa Amazons and Bayelsa Queens where Bayelsa Queens detroned the defending Champions by 2-0 at Agege Soccer Temple.
“The job of the board of NWPL is to create a platform for home based players to compete favourablly with their foreign counterparts and bring out the best in them”
Reacting to sponsorship and branding of the league, Edo State administrator said; “consistency is key. We played a regular season devoid of worked over, we played a competitive Season, we also played a league that has Super 4 where best teams compete and I’m sure, you journalists would have seen some new players today just like how six or seven players made the cut to the national team and won nation’s cup for Nigeria in Ghana. The two goals scored today are archival goals which cannot be wished away and it requires a player with sound mind to put such a goal into the back of the net. We promised innovation, good officiating, discipline and we promised that fans would return to the stands which we have all witnessed. Certainly, the sustenance would compel sponsors to associate with us
Fair skinned oratory administrator added that no national teams can be sustainable without a regeneration and creation of new players on domestic scene and the platform to do that is the domestic league which is key for football development. Nigeria league is blessed with tremendous potentials and we have all witnessed it and I must give kudos to the NFF who gave us enable environment to thrive, also you journalists,fans and of course my visionary members of the board for the job well done”
Bayelsa Queens crowned 5 times Champions on Sunday defeating Christopher Danjuma’s tutored side, Nasarawa Amazons by 2-0 at the Soccer Temple, Agege Stadium.. Earlier, Sunshine Queens pipped Rivers Angels by 1-0 to emerge bronze winners
In a related development, the assistant coach of Rivers Angels, Regina Akaraonye, has said she hates losing games, especially when there is something at stake.
A furious and unhappy Akaraonye told newsmen yesterday after her side lost 1-0 to Sunshine Queens in the third place play off of the 2018 Super 4 Championship that she is very disappointed with the way her players played.
Rivers Angels big defender Amaechi Ojini scored an own goal in the first half to give the Owena Mermaid a deserving lead, in a game where they had the better possession all through.
“Congratulations to Sunshine Queens, they played very well and deserved to win. I hate losing. Especially the way we did today. It’s unacceptable for us to lose the game like we did,” Akaraonye told the NWFL Media after the game
“Surely we are all disappointed about the way we played today, but we have to let go and learn from our mistakes. We know we have to get some new legs to fortify the team as a whole.
“We go back to PortHacourt with our heads high and knowing that we have alot of work to do if we really want to keep winning titles.