Ogbonda targets away wins in NWPL second round


Winning matches away from home is the sole aim of Ibom Angels Coach Whyte Ogbonda heading into the second stanza of the 2016/17 Nigeria Women Premier League season.

Despite scoring three away goals, Ogbonda’s Ibom Angels have failed to pick a point on the road yet having suffered defeats at the hands of Sunshine Queens (2-1), FC Robo Queens (3-2) and Bayelsa Queens (2-0) in the first round.

He is however looking to change that by employing an all-attacking tactics in the second round.

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“The only thing I know I want to do differently from what we did in the first stanza is to make sure that when we go for an away match we attack and attack to make sure we get a victory,” the former Rivers Angels assistant coach told Naijafootballplus.

“Don’t forget that in the first stanza we lost all our away matches so our target now is to make sure we win our away matches at least and come back home to win. That’s the only thing we need to do differently.”

Flashing back to the first round of the season, coach Ogbonda revealed to Naijafootballplus the toughest and easiest teams his side faced.

“I think the toughest team we’ve played so far are Rivers Angels in terms of the quality of players they have there, so any person who wants to play them if you don’t keep yourself together you might be afraid playing them. It is not as if they play so much, it’s just the calibre of players they have there.

“Maybe they (Heartland Queens) had the players to withstand us, but the day we played them here in Uyo we were able to beat them 4-0 and the goals came so easy for us so I think they are the weakest team in the group.”

Ibom Angels FC will on Friday 16th June at the Uyo Township Stadium take on an Uyo-based young male side, Greater Tomorrow Football Academy in a friendly as they intensify preparations ahead of the resumption of the league.

Two days ago on Tuesday, they lost 4-2 to Blessed Sports Academy another male side.

Ibom Angels FC will trade tackles with Heartland Queens FC of Owerri on Wednesday June 21 at the Nekede Polytechnic pitch in Imo State.

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