Regina Akaraonye expects tough game from FC Robo Queens


Nigeria Women Football League is coming to a climax with less than four games to go with teams setting sights on qualification for the big one – the Super Four.

Following dropped points in last week’s action on home soil against Ibom Angels, reigning NWFL Champions, Rivers Angels are now condemned to get a decent result on Wednesday when they take on FC Robo Queens in a Match Day 11 clash inside the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium in Lagos.

While the Jewels of Rivers were held to a stalemate in Port Harcourt, the Lagos-based team lost 2-1 to Bayelsa Queens in Nembe which makes Angels Chief Coach, Regina Akaraonye, envisage a tough game from their hosts.

Akaraonye, however, believes her girls will put up a good fight when they face FC Robo Queens on Wednesday.

“I can’t use our last result to judge the girls and I believe they know what is at stake on Wednesday after dropping those points last week,” Akaraonye told Rivers Angels Media.

“I also believe they’d put up a good fight to get the point they lost at home,” she added.

The former Rivers Angels skipper also used the opportunity to dismiss the fact that the team was under the pressure to retain the NWFL title.

Akaraonye is optimistic the team is still poised on making the top spot on the log but however insists they weren’t doing that under any pressure.

“We are not under any pressure, in the game of football, you either win or lose,” Akaraonye said.

“For the fact that we drew at home doesn’t mean we don’t know where we are headed.

“Our target is to top our group and I know my girls will do it,” she concluded.

The reverse fixture ended 3-0 in Port Harcourt in favour of Rivers Angels.

FORM GUIDE (Last five matches):

Rivers Angels: DWLWD

Rivers Angels 1-1 Heartland Queens (A)

Rivers Angels 2-1 Bayelsa Queens (H)

Rivers Angels 1-2 Bayelsa Queens (A)

Rivers Angels 2-0 Heartland Queens (H)

Rivers Angels 0-0 Ibom Angels (H)

FORM GUIDE (Last five matches):

FC Robo Queens: DWLDL

FC Robo Queens 1-1 Heartland Queens (A)

FC Robo 3-1 Sunshine Queens (H)

FC Robo 0-1 Sunshine Queens (A)

FC Robo 0-0 Abia Angels (H)

FC Robo 1-2 Bayelsa Queens (A)

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