NWFL: Sunshine Queens thrash Abia Angels in league opener

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Sunshine Queens FC of Akure on Wednesday recorded a convincing 4-1 win at home over Abia Angels in a week 1 NWFL fixture.

Patience Agbokadhi scored first for the Betty babes in the 3rd minute before former Abia angels attacker Vincent Precious made it 2-0 in the 15th minute to give the Betty Babes a two goal cushion at half time.

On resumption of the second half, the visitors made tactical changes which resulted in a goal perfectly converted by favour Emmanuel in the 55th minute.

Ten minutes later former Confluence queens winger Lola Philips scored the third for sunshine queens from a goalmouth scramble.

Drama later ensued in the 77th minute when Abia Angels players protested bringing the round leather game to disrepute following a goal scored by Mary Opara which was ruled offside by referee Maduako Augustina from the Federal Capital Territory.

Chiamaka Okwuchukwu was then given a red card for protesting the goal ruled offside by the center referee in the 79th minute.

Tina Onyatheleme took advantage of the protest and slotted home into an empty net to make it 4-1 recording the highest scoreline for sunshine queens in four years to seal the victory.

Abia Angels officials blamed the center referee for what they termed ‘inhuman behavior’ which led to a heavy defeat urging relevant stakeholders to assess match officials properly before being assigned for officiating.

Meanwhile Head Coach Sunshine Queens and Super Falcons assistant coach Wemimo Mathew, in a chat with newsmen after the match commended her players for a job well-done urging them to do more in the next league matches.

“It’s good we won convincingly, Abia angels ain’t pushovers, but we will sure correct our mistakes in our next game and perform more better.”

Sunshine Queens next match is against newly promoted side Jokodolu babes of Ogbomoso next Wednesday.

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