Confluence Queens striker, Nkechi Agams has rued her side inability to qualify for the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Super 6 championship missing the cut narrowly on the seventh position.
The Lokoja side ended the last day matchday 13 clash on one goal apiece with the hosts, Dreamstar Ladies on Wednesday at the Legacy Pitch, National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos which proved inadequate to guarantee them a spot in the NWFL Super 6.
Dreamstar Ladies’ midfielder, Anuoluwapo Salisu scored the match opener for the Pride of Lagos while Agams even scores for the Lokoja landladies.
The league body – NWFL together with the Club Owners opted for the Super 6 to decide the champions in other to meet up with the Africa football body – CAF requirements for participation in the maiden CAF Women’s Champions League.
Agams said her side are embittered with the sore miss but will immediately shift their attention to the eight-team play-off aimed at securing their premiership status.
“Actually, I’m not happy missing the NWFL Super 6 qualification, I’m not happy because we were at the Super 4 championship of that season and we finished second behind the winners.
“Even though we did not know that the league will be cut short abruptly to accommodate the CAF Women’s Champions League.
“We were optimistic of winning this match to earn the ticket, we did not expect to draw this game, and none of us saw this draw coming.
“We had several missed chances, perhaps fatigue did not help our course, we put up a good fight in the second half than in the first, we have taken our failing in good faith.
“I’m not scared of the eight-team play-off that will determine the two teams to be relegated; I believe we will come out the contest victorious to keep our premiership status.
“Of course, we are keeping our status quo in the premiership with the quality in my teammates and the coaches,” said the former Osun Babes’ markswoman to frontpixs.com.
The Super 6 qualifiers namely Bayelsa Queens, Delta Queens, Rivers Angels, Edo Queens, FC Robo Queens and Sunshine Queens will engage themselves in an epic fight to determine the champions and representative of the country at the maiden CAF Women’s Champions League from April 19 – 25 in Ijebu Ode, Ogun state.
The other eight teams will contest a play-off to decide the two teams that will be relegated to the lower league – NWFL Championship.
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