By Femi Atolagbe
Sunshine Queens Football Club of Akure have defeated Nassarawa Amazons 3-0 in the match day 13 of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership.
The win have qualified the Sunshine Queens for super six which commenced on April 18 and ends on April 25.
The match played at the Ondo State Sports Complex, Akure had Yakubu Aminat heading home Abideen Suliat’s corner in the sixth minute to make it 1-0 into the half.
After several efforts by Sunshine Queens to double its lead, penalty was awarded to the home team after Sikiru Isah’s fouled on Sunday Abigail with Ogbonna Akudo stepping up to bury the resultant penalty in the 61st minute.
In the 67th minute, Sunday Abigail benefitted from an error by Nassarawa Amazon’s defender,Ibrahim Mariam which allowed Sunday Abigail to net the third for the home side to make it 3-0.
Sunshine Queens Head Coach, Wemimo Mathew said he was happy with the performance of his girls despite playing fewer home matches.
Mathew said she was happy with the performance of the girls especially by picking maximum three points to place the team in qualifying position by hoping Confluence Queens lost to Dream Stars in Lagos.
She noted that her girls created more chances in the game more than any other game which showed high level of determination of the girls to qualify for super six on a short notice.
The Technical Adviser of Nassarawa Amazons, Musa Danjuma said his team came with another plan, but the two blunders cost his girls the game.