Sunshine Queens end NWFL Championship on second position

Sunshine Queens Football of Akure have ended the 2023 Nigeria Women Football League NPFL championship playoffs on second position with 12 points, defeating Delta Babes 3-1 in their last group B match decided at the Remo Stars Stadium, Ikenne Ogun State.

The Akure based ladies played five matches won four, lost one game to group B table topper, Lakeside Queens who also garnered 12 points from five matches after defeating their arch rival, Kazeem Eletu FC 4-1 in the last match of the competition's final game.

Sunshine Queens midfield prodigy, Moyinoluwa Owolabi scored in the 33rd minute off Divine Onwuchekwa rebound, before Precious Edewor tapped in the second goal in the 45th minute to end the first stanza in her side's favour .

Delta Babes pulled one back in the 51st minute of the restart of the game through a defensive missed up to reduce the Akure based ladies lead. 

Sunshine Queens Goal keeper, Lucky Andy brilliantly saved from both halves of the encounter, while the center referee was not convinced enough to have given Sunshine Queens a penalty in the 80th minute.

Substituted Shola Oduwale however, restored  Sunshine Queens' two goals lead in the 85th minute from a flying header, after her side had rued many  scoring chances in the duration of the game. 

Lakeside Queens FC topped group B with 12 points and six goals, Sunshine Queens FC also had 12 points with four goals to settle for second position, while Kazeem Eletu FC came third with six points, Honey Badgers fourth, Imo striker Queens fifth and Delta Babes relegated to the third division League. 

Starting XI:

Lucky Andy, Divine Onwuchekwa, Miracle Ohaeri, Kehinde Aganmuyi, Ireti Eretan, Foluke Opeyori, Taiwo Ajibade Precious Edewor, Moyinoluwa Owolabi, Suliat Ajibade, Taiwo Aganmuyi.

Subs;  Shola Oduwale (62) Amarachi Onuoha (62)

Unused subs: Joy Falegan, Mary Popoola, Timilehin Towobola, Bright Etim, Ayowumi Omosuyi,Shola Oduwale, Ololade Akintunde

Femi Atolagbe ,Sunshine Queens FC ,Media officer comfirmed 

Sunshine Queens end NWFL Championship on second position Sunshine Queens end NWFL Championship on second position Reviewed by Confirmed sports on July 14, 2023 Rating: 5

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