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NWFL 2023/24: Sunshine Queens romp past FC Robo

By Femi Atolagbe

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Two first half goals from the duo of Taiwo Ajibade, Shola Oduwale and an own goal was all Sunshine Queens FC needed to thrash FC Robo in the matchday 10 of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) decided at the Ondo State Sports complex, Akure.

Adeyemo Fasilat scored an own goal in the first two minute of play in the entertaining encounter from Akubo Obianuju free kick.

Sunshine Queens mounted pressure on the unsettled FC Robo in the third minutes, thanks to their goal keeper who saves from Bolaji Olamide’s strike in the fifth minutes.

Taiwo Ajibade wasted no time in making it two for Sunshine Queens in the 8 minutes from a beautiful final pass from her team mate.

Moments later, Shola Oduwale won a penalty for the Akure Landladies after she was fouled inside the box in the 11th minutes.

The rugged attacker, stepped forward and converted from the spot to increase Sunshine Queens lead to three.

Sunshine Queens goalkeeper, Precious Aaron denied FC Robo’s severally.

Suliat Ajibade, Akubo Obianuju and Amaka Augusta combined well in the midfield to take control of the game.

Also, Sunshine Queens’ defense marshalled by Divine Onwuchekwa, Joy Falegan,Aluba Ogba and Kehinde Aganmuyi ensured their side ended the first stanza without conceding.

The restart of the encounter recorded no further goal, despite FC Robo’s pressure to turn the table around with their attacking tactics.

But the host defense controlled by the cool, calm and calculated goalkeeper, Precious Aaron were on hand to keep it clean for their side.

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To seal the game, Sunshine Queens substituted Akubo Obianuju, Bolaji Olamide for Ireti Eretan and Precious Edewor, while Suliyat Ajibade made way for Bunmi Adenuga and Mercy Mbachu, Ugu Rita were also replaced by Amaka Augusta and Joy Falegan.

The last chance of the encounter came the way of Sunshine Queens with Kehinde Aganmuyi strike inched above the cross bar.

The host kept the maximum points in the kitty with a clean sheet.

Sunshine Queens head Coach, Oladimeji Abimbola commended his players for playing according to game plan.

Abimbola said his team will keep the winning tempo to ensure they maintain their stand on the log.

Sunshine Queens next match will be against Edo Queens in the matchday 11.

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