The Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) returns to action on June 21 after more than a month break with a South-South derby set to thrill football fans in the city of Nembe, Bayelsa State.
The NWPL defending champions who went unbeaten in the first stanza will be travelling to Bayelsa with the intention of maintaining their impressive record.
To this end, Rivers Angels skipper, Charity John has assured fans of a decent result when they face-off with the Restoration Girls on Wednesday.
The Jewel of Rivers were 2-1 better than Bayelsa Queens when they met in the first stanza at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium and John believes they know their opponents well enough to run them down in front of their fans.
“We’ve played against them in the first round and we’ve seen their play,” She stated
“I believe we know their strategies, weak points and strike force.
“They equally know our weak points but we’ll use it to our advantage by not letting them run us down but we’ll rather run them down,” John added.
The first stanza of the league saw the Jewel of Rivers picking three draws on the road. However, Angels skipper envisages picking all three points on Wednesday.
“We are prepared for them, we won 2-1 in Port Harcourt and I believe we can prove them wrong on their ground,” she said.
“The fighting spirit is quite high in camp and I believe we can do something,” added the skipper.
The Port Harcourt side currently top Group A of the NWPL chart with 12 points.