Despite admitting that she did not perform up to expectation in the first round of the 2016/17 Nigeria Women Premier League, Rafiat Sule says it has been a “pleasure playing for Rivers Angels”.
It was in pre-season that the defending Champions, nicknamed the ‘Jewel of Rivers’ lured the prolific striker – who was last season’s highest goal scorer – into their squad from Bayelsa Queens.
However, Sule is yet to replicate the form that saw her emerge as the league’s highest goal scorer twice in a row in spite of starting in four out of six matches so far this season. Although she didn’t have the luxury of completing any of them.
That notwithstanding, Sule is happy to be playing for “one of the biggest teams in Nigeria”.
“Actually it is my pleasure playing for Rivers Angels, the best and one of the biggest teams in Nigeria and I’ve learnt a lot while being here,” Sule told the club’s media.
“I am in the midst of national team players and I know it will improve my game and I will come out successful in the end.”
With the second round of the NWPL now scheduled to commence on June 21, Rafiat Sule is looking towards getting among the goals.
But first, she would have her eyes fixed on winning the “MVP in The NWPL” award at the 4th Nigeria Pitch Awards ceremony – which comes up on Saturday, 10th June in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State – having been nominated alongside Osinachi Ohale and Chioma Wogu.
The ceremony takes centre stage after the Nigeria versus South Africa 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match on the same day.