Osun Babes FC cruised past Confluence Queens 2-1 in match day 11 of the Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) on Wednesday at the Osogbo City stadium.
The Omoluabi Queens extended their unbeaten streak in the current season to six matches having won five and drawn just one. Victory took them to 2nd on the log with 20 points, a point behind leaders, Edo Queens in group B of the NWPL.
Osun Babes enjoyed most of the possession in this keenly contested battle. Abiodun Adedayo broke the deadlock in the 24th minute through a rebound effort.
Precious Edewor doubled the lead for the Omoluabi Queens after she curled in a beautiful free-kick from close range to take her goal tally to five this season.
However, the goals didn’t affect the visitors as they came back strongly to torment the defense of their hosts. But Yakubu Sarah was everywhere on the field of play with series of interceptions, nice tackles winning back possession for her side which kept them in the game.
The visitors pulled one back in the 72nd minute when Osun Babes defence lost concentration. Paulinus Ifeoma dribbled past her marker and shot from close range to make it 2-1.
The loss leaves the visitors in difficult position as they have lost in four consecutive games in the Nigeria Women Premier League.
Yakubu Sarah who was voted man of the match. She expressed her satisfaction after the game, as she spoke with naijafootballplus. She attributed the victory to commitment and discipline from everyone.
“I feel so good and elated for another win. It’s a very difficult game as confluence Queens are also a team to beat. They gave us a very good fight but thank God at the end we triumphed.
“The victory is very important than this individual honour. We are trying as much as possible to finish on top of the log at the end of the season so that we can play in the Super 4. Hopefully we would be crowned as Champions.
“Winning five games and one draw in our last six matches is a wonderful achievement but we want to continue with this momentum. We want to be the best team this season and we would also try to give it a fight in the Federation Cup as well.
“We appreciate our fans for the support given to us and kudos to our coaches for their words of admonitions as they are also working tirelessly to ensure we do well this season. There are more matches to play and if we can continue with this form, then we are slmost reaching our perfection”, Sarah concluded.
Osun Babes will slug it out against another difficult side, Adamawa Queens in their next game in far away Fufure in Yola.