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Falode hails Rivers Angels for CAF Women’s CL ticket

The Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) chairperson, Aisha Falode has congratulated the players and officials of NWFL Premiership club, Rivers Angels for picking one of the two WAFU B tickets to play in the CAF Women’s Champions League.

Falode said Rivers Angels did Nigeria proud as they were joined by Ghana’s Hasaacas FC to grab to qualifying tickets.

“This Rivers Angels’ ticket is a clear testimony of the high standard of play at the Nigeria Women Football League. The Angels just sent confirmed to the rest of Africa that Nigeria’s dominance in the continent’s women’s football at the national team level since 1991 is not a fluke.

“Our girls just affirmed Nigeria’s supremacy in the continent’s women’s football is all encompassing and not only at the national levels but also at the club level. The Super Falcons, the Super Falconets and the Flamengoes have all been dominant in African women’s football,” said Falode.

Falode, who is also a board member of the NFF assured that the NWFL with the help of the Nigeria Football Federation will continue to give the country’s representatives in the TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League maximum support to achieve the country’s heart desires to win the maiden edition of the continental club competition later this year.

“The success of Rivers Angels in this competition is that of Nigeria and of course the club itself, that is why it’s important for all Nigerian women’s football clubs to support Rivers Angels at the CAF Women’s Champions League,” she said.

For Rivers Angels of Nigeria and Hasaacas FC of Ghana to pick the two available WAFU B tickets, they won their semifinals matches at the Stade Robert Champroux in the Ivorian capital Abidjan on Monday.

The Nigerian side beat Amis Du Monde of Togo 5-1 and Hasaacss defeated USFA of Burkina Faso 2-0 to reach the final and booked the region’s tickets for the Women’s Champions League proper in Egypt later this year.

Falode, noted that, winning the finals of the Regional WAFU B qualifiers will be a morale booster to the Rivers Angels of Nigeria but the big deal is the ticket for the Women’s Champions League itself.

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