Nasarawa Amazons beat defending champions Rivers Angels 5-4 on penalties to win the women Aiteo FA Cup at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Sunday.
Rivers Angels dominated possession in the women Aiteo Cup 2019 final, but were unable to find a way past a resolute Nasarawa Amazons defence.
Both teams battled to a goalless draw in regulation time with penalties needed to determine the winners of the contest.
Super Falcons goalkeeper, Tochukwu Oluehi, who replaced her international teammate, Chiamaka Nnadozie, on the dot of 90 minutes failed to make a save in the shootout.
The Jewel of Rivers failed to profit from their early advantage as the attack led by Orji Chiwendu, Vivian Ikechukwu and Ibinabo Georgewill could not break the watertight defense of the Lafia side.
After a barren first half at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, coach Okon introduced Cynthia Aku and Evelyn Nwabouku in the second half to put pressure on Nasarawa’s backline.
With a limited threat to Rivers goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, coach Danjuma brought on Abdul-Rasheed Mariam and Philip Lola to add some urgency to his side’s attack.
Nasarawa Amazon’s scored all their five kicks, while River Angels converted four.
The winners of the 2019 women’s Aiteo Cup final pocketed N10 million as prize money, with the runners–up settling for N5 million
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