Women Amateur League in photo finish, as clubs battle for promotion tickets
The two promotion tickets on the table at the on-going 2020 Nigeria Women Amateur League (NWAL) will be decided in a photo finish on Sunday, February 9, 2020, after none of the front runners was able to establish a firm grip at the summit after the Matchday 4 on Saturday.
However, Moje Queens FC succeeded in creating a two-point lead at the summit after the Kwara state side piped Omidiran Babes of Osogbo 1-0 in the NWAL matchday 4 clash on Saturday at the University of Benin sports ground, in Benin City.
Moje Queen’s Comfort Moses’ lone strike in the 16th minute proved adequate to hand her side the vital three points at stake.
Moje Queens will only blame themselves for a missed pro-league ticket if they fail to secure at least a point in the final day clash against ambitious side, Ubakala Queens on Sunday.
In an early matchup on Saturday, Kwara Ladies shared the spoils one goal apiece with top prize outsiders, Naija Ratels.
Almost a tradition, Naija Ratels once again took the lead in the 38th minute off the foot of Vivian Favour, but became complacent allowing the Kwara Ladies to claw themselves back into the game through Rukayat Issa in the 74th minute.
The Crocodile City side have finished their campaign in the championship poorly on just two points and will be remembered in history as bottom-placed side on the pecking order.
The llorin landladies are still strong contenders for one of the promotion tickets if they could grab at least one point in the last match on Sunday against the returnee club, Omidiran Babes of Osogbo.
If Omidiran Babes brace up to the challenge by securing a clear victory against Kwara Ladies, they will for sure grab one of the promotion tickets at stake in the championship.
Umuahia-based side, Ubakala Queens, will be returning to their base with a ticket in her kitty if raise their game to beat Moje Queens with just one goal unreplied goal.
Well, the five-team championship is living up to its billing as competition of surprises as four teams could still win the coveted two promotion tickets to the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Pro-league on the final day.