Okon confident ahead of Abia clash

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Rivers Angels coach, Edwin Okon

Nigeria Women Football league (NWFL) Champions, Rivers Angels will tackle South-East opponents​, Abia Angels in a matchday 4 fixture in Umuahia on
Thursday.

The reigning league champions have recorded a win and a draw from two
matches they’ve played this season.

Their first game was on the road to Ibom Angels where an Alice Ogebe’s 1st
half goal was able to earn them a point in Uyo while Cynthia Aku’s brace and  Chinaza Uchendu’s spot kick secured a comfortable home win for the side
on Match Day 2 against FC Robo.

The Edwin Okon led side is now poised on picking their first away win as they
face off with Abia Angels who will be hoping to bounce back from a
disappointing 4-0 loss to Bayelsa Queens on match day 3 in Nembe.

Despite securing a win last week, Technical Adviser of the Jewel of Rivers,
Edwin Okon, insists his side still needs improvement.

With eleven players recruited to beef up the team this season, the former Super  Falcons gaffer says that his team is a work in progress.

The Port Harcourt side lost 2-1 to Abia Angels in a pre-season friendly
last month but Edwin Okon says the NWFL match day 4 encounter will be a
different ball game.

“This is a different ball game altogether, once beaten twice shy,” he said.

“We played in Aba then but the real game will be in Umuahia, so the day
will determine who wins the game.

“Meanwhile, there’s need for the technical department to work on the
various parts of the squad,” Okon summed up.

Both teams will be meeting for the first time since the hosts gained promotion  back to the NWFL in 2015.

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