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Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies Defeats Nigeria Representative

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Nigeria women league Champions, Rivers Angels, who are Nigeria representative at the maiden edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League, hopes of qualification suffered another huge blow as they were piped (1-0) by South African Women Champions, Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies.

After a catastrophic start to their campaign in the CAF Women’s Champions League at the weekend, Nigeria representative and Rivers State based outfit, Rivers Angels, filed out on Tuesday afternoon to redeem it’s image as they trade tackles with South Africa Women league champions, Mamelodi Sundowns.

The South African Women Champions, Mamelodi Sundowns who has been impressive in the Women Champions League maiden edition squared up against the ‘Pride of Rivers’ with the sole aim of upsetting it’s Nigerian opponents.

In the keenly contested first half, Mamelodi Sundowns striker, Nhlapho’s first half goal was enough for the South African team to have their nose infront as the team’s retired for the first half.

On return for the Second half, Coach Okon tutored ladies came out smoking, came close on numerous occasions to restore parity but all to no avail as they failed to be clinical in front of goal.

The Mamelodi Sundowns ladies who had a lead defended stoutly afterwards to ensure they keep a clean sheet .

At the blast of the final whistle, Mamelodi Sundowns striker, Nhlapho’s first half goal was enough to aid the South African based outfit through to the next round leaving the Nigerian Angels heartbroken.

The Rivers State based outfit only chance of survival aftermath it’s lose against, Mamelodi Sundowns, was hit with a big blow following Vihiga Queens (2-0) win against ASFAR FC in the other group B match played earlier at the same Stadium.

Kenyan women football league giants, Vihiga Queen’s, will face River Angels on Friday as ASFAR battle with Mamelodi Sundowns who beat Vihiga 1-0 in the opening match.

Rivers Angels will be faced with an uphill task on Friday when they face Kenyan women giants, Vihiga, as they will be required to keep a clean sheet and score at least 6goals with the hopes Mamelodi Sundowns wins Vihiga Queens as anything short of that sends the Nigeria representative parking from the competition.

Following the results today, South African Women Champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, have qualified for the semi-finals with six point from two matches. They need only a draw to confirm their top position on the log whilst FAR FC and Vihiga Queens have three points apiece while Rivers Angels brings the rear with zero points.

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Seamoriow FC Shines Bright in Thrilling Victory Against Leads United FC.

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In a gripping showdown at the Seamoriow Sports Complex earlier today, Seamoriow FC once again showcased their prowess on the field, clinching a sensational 4-3 triumph over Leads United FC.

The match, marked by breathtaking goals and intense moments, kept fans from the neighbourhood who saw the game on the edge of their seats until the final whistle.

The action-packed encounter saw Seamoriow’s Paul Salako setting the tone early with a stunning goal in the 15th minute, swiftly followed by Saka’s precise strike from a low angled shot in the 20th minute. Akinjide Johnson further fueled the team’s momentum with a good finish in the 29th minute, leaving the opposition reeling. Despite a valiant effort from Leads United FC, Adeshina Lekan’s penalty in the 62nd minute sealed the victory for Seamoriow FC.

Reacting to the exhilarating win, the Chairman/Proprietor of Seamoriow FC expressed immense pride in the team’s performance, stating, “We are thrilled by this victory, which is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our players. Our commitment to nurturing young talent remains unwavering, and we are actively expanding our scouting network to unearth passionate individuals who embody the spirit of Seamoriow FC. Our ultimate goal is to provide promising Nigerian talents with a platform to shine and pursue successful careers in football, and we are determined to attract the best talent from across the nation.”

Seamoriow FC will next take on Breeding Professionals FA at the Legacy Practise pitch on Sunday, 25th of February in preparation for the Africa Selected All Stars Scouting Tournament the club will be participating in billed for 26th – 28th February at the practice pitch, Surulere, Lagos

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ABIA Warriors Vs Remo Stars: CEO Banana Island Offers Free Bus To Fans On Sunday

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The Banana Island CEO, Mr Francis Chilaka, will provide free bus to Abia Warriros fans, who come out en mass to support the team as they host Remo Stars Football Club at the Enyimba FC Stadium on Sunday.

Following the Umuahia township stadium ban by the League Organizers, the Umuahia based will welcome the ‘Sky Blue Stars’ in their temporary home stadium in Aba in one of the Matchday 20 fixtures billed for the weekend.

“Playing away from your traditional home ground can be difficult in football but we’re planning to make it a home away from home for the Abia Warriros with our usual support”

“The free bus will ensure the fans will be on the stands to cheer the team this will be added advantage for the team playing at its temporary home ground”

“Efforts has been made by the Club Chairman, Chief John Obuh, to return the team back to Umuahia soonest as their has been steady progress in work on the playing turf as well on the stadium environs”

“Before we return back to Umuahia, the team needs to bounce back to winning ways and that’s why the fans will be present to ginger their spirit “ he concluded.

Mr. Francis Chilaka who doubles as a Board member of the Abia Warriors management has been in the frontline in ensuring massive support for the Umuahia warlords as he offers different kinds of moral and financial support to the Abia Warriors team.

Amongst the contingent moving from Umuahia to Aba for the crunchy fixture is Chairman Abia State House Member on Sports, Hon. Chinasa Abiola, as well as other well meaning Abians.

When the games gets underway in ABA on Sunday, Abia Warriros who lost to Remo Stars on Matchday 19 will be out to make up for the lost points when the trade tackles on Matchday 20 in the first game of the league second round.

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NPFL Youth League: The Abia Warriors Boys Were Brave Enough- Francis Chilaka

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Abia Warriors Board member and football enthusiast, Francis Chilaka, has thumbed up Abia Warrior’s Under-17 lads for their bravery following their 2-2 stalemate against city neighbors, Enyimba International Under-17, in it’s first game in the South-East, zone of the on-going NPFL youth league in Enugu State.

The popular philanthropist and business guru who has been in the Coal City with the team affirmed the boys resilience which earned the team a point in the keenly contested fixture.

“It’s a derby game and the fixture lived up to it’s billing as the two young lads displayed their football artistry”

“Kudos to the boys, Abia Warriros, for their efforts as there is more room for improvement going into the next game”

In the excited fixture which ended in a stalemate, Abia Warriors side were the side who stole the show as they came with a late goal to steal headline in the fixture watched by NPFL dignitaries.

To earn the South-East slot to the National level, Abia Warriors Under-17 in it’s subsequent games will trade tackless with Heartland, Rangers Under-17 sides

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