Governor Nyesom Wike has commended Rivers Angels for winning the 2021 Nigeria Women’s Football League title and urged the champions to defeat Africa at the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League.
The Governor also showed delight over Rivers Angels’ 4-0 defeat of Sunshine Queens in their last game of the season to emerge winners of the NWFL Premiership Super Six.
“You have made every one of us in Rivers State and the nation glad. We deeply pray that this achievement will spur you to strive for a more prominent continental accomplishment. You have conquered the Nigerian football league, now conquer the African continent,” Wike stated this in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, on Monday.
“The government and people of Rivers State congratulate Rivers Angels for emerging as worthy winners of the 2021 NWFL Premiership Super Six. We applaud your spirited performance throughout this season.”
The Governor noted that Rivers Angels’ ability to keep their NWFL title was a testament to the hard work the team and its management had put in throughout the season.
He charged officials of the club to get the players prepared for the upcoming CAF Women’s Champions League qualifiers.
Meanwhile, Rivers United will represent Nigeria at WAFU zonal qualifiers following their victory as the champion of the 202/21 Nigerian Women Football League Premiership (NWFL).
According to the NWFL chairperson. Aisha Falode, the General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), will forward the letter to the Confederation of African Football WAFU Zone B, General Secretary, Mr. Balima, later today, thus meeting the deadline of April 26, 2021, set earlier by CAF.
The Chairperson of the NWFL, Aisha Falode, said Monday in Lagos, that Nigeria has to take part in the Zonal play-off. The winner of the NWFL Premiership 2020-2021 Season will represent Nigeria in the Zonal play-off.
“The country that wins the Zonal play-off shows the Zone at the last tournament later in the year. Our League Champions will play in the WAFU B playoff.
Adding that: “Therefore, if Nigeria emerges as Zonal champions and are given the African Women Cup of Nations’ slot as champions, Nigeria may get two slots at the Last Tournament.
She mentioned that: “This is since CAF has reserved one additional slot given to the Zone who created the champion at the last edition of the AWCON for women.