Connect with us

Sports

`I Promise To Do More` – Ghana Police Ladies FC Goalkeeper Elated After Winning Woman Of The Match

Published

on

`I Promise To Do More` - Ghana Police Ladies FC Goalkeeper Elated After Winning Woman Of The Match

Ghana Police Ladies FC goalkeeper, Nana Asantewaa put up a superb performance against Naija Ratels FC to earn herself the player of the match.

The Ghanaian goalie rescued her side from conceding goals against Naija Ratels FC in the opening game of the 2021 Flying Officers Cup.

Asantewaa first showed class when she acrobatically denied Zipere Agama the chance of scoring the first goal in the first ten minutes of play.

In the 40th minute, Nana Asantewaa also made another acrobatic save to deny Oladeji Bunmi, who positioned herself at a very good position to shoot towards goal.

In the second half, Asantewaa continued from where she stopped as she put up another brilliant save in the 67th minute from Adugbe Olamide.

In her reaction, an excited Nana Asantewaa expressed her happiness and promised to do more for her team to go further in the competition.

“I am very excited over this and am glad we could get something out of this game.

“It isn’t just about me, but about the whole team. We have worked so hard and we need to keep working harder and improve as a team here.

“Everybody in the team have been very supportive and that’s the kind of spirit that exist amongst us. We look forward to our next game and hope it’s going to be favourable.” She concluded.

Such a fantastic display from Nana Asantewaa coupled with a solid defense force could go a long way in propelling the Ghanaian side to the summit of the 2021 Flying Officers Cup as they look forward to their next game against Honey Badgers FC on Wednesday, October 13.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sports

Super Falcons target big win against Black Queens

Published

on

Super Falcons target big win against Black Queens

Nine-time African champions Nigeria are confident they can earn a good win on home ground on Wednesday that will put them at relative advantage in their 2022 Women Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Ghana’s black queens.

Both fierce continental rivals will slug it out at the Mobolaji johnson arena in the first leg of this fixture, which will eliminate one of the best teams in women’s football on the continent and render that team inactive for the next two-and-half years.

Watch Our Youtube Videos

On Sunday, the super falcons’ camp opened in Lagos ahead of the double quickfire with the queens, with the return leg holding in Accra this Sunday.

The 12th women Africa cup of nations, scheduled for Morocco in the summer of next year, will also serve as the qualifying tournament for the 32-team 2023 FIFA world cup finals in Australia and New Zealand in 2023, meaning that the team that loses out in the Ghana/Nigeria fixture will be without meaningful shooting practice until the qualifiers for the 2024 AFCON finals are activated.

Read Also:

Australia’s Melbourne to Extend Sixth COVID-Lockdown

Why African Tech Startups Fail And How To Mitigate Risk

Continue Reading

Sports

NLO TV Will Change The Face Of Grassroot Football In Nigeria – Akinwunmi

Published

on

By

NLO TV Will Change The Face Of Grassroot Football In Nigeria - Akinwunmi

Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, Vice President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has hinted that the NLO TV App will give grassroot football in Nigeria a new identity.

Management of the nation’s third-tier domestic league launched its television and a video viewing application, as they began airing the 2021/22 matches starting with the Optima Energy NLO Super 8 match-day games.

“The NLO is the birthplace for grassroot football, that’s where fireworks should be tapping from, the earlier acknowledge that the better for all of us, said Akinwunmi.

“The app will change the face of NLO matches completely because we can now see these players in their elements. The whole world can see the kind of football Nigeria has in stock.

“We underestimate ourselves, now the coaches have no place to hide. They can not say they have not seen the players rather wherever they are our national team coaches can easily access these players.

“Am very proud of what Mohammed Alkali, the Chairman NLO, Sola Ogunowo and his team have done, which is something we must emulate.

Watch Our Youtube Videos

“Technology is the way forward and this will change the face of football, believe me, just give it a few years. It is fine to have it at the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) level but when you have it at the grassroot, it changes the face of the game.”

Speaking further as regards the quality of work done at the Remo Stars Stadium venue for Optima Energy NLO Super 8 play-off, the Sports Lawyer gave the edifice a pass mark.

“We have been looking forward to this for quite a while and am so glad I was able to make it. First of all, you see the ambience of the place, it’s still a work in progress but it’s a fantastic stadium.

“The quality of football we saw on Monday morning at the Remo Stars Stadium shows that we will continue to have talents in Nigeria.”

Read Also:

Minister of Defence Assures on Treaty Implimention, Reporting Paradigm Shifts

I am not leaving Gombe United now say Coach Aliyu Zubair

The Nigerian Women Football League (NWFL) Gives Backing to the Flying Officers Cup

Continue Reading

Sports

Flying Officers Cup 2021: Esther Michael Proud of Team’s Feat, Reveals Secret Plans For Quarter-Final 

Published

on

After putting up stellar performances which did not only earned them Quarter finals slot at the ongoing Flying Officers Cup in Abuja, Confluence Queens also hold hundred percent record in the tournament with three wins from three games, the Coach of Confluence Queens, Esther Michael has attributed the form to understanding of purpose.

 

Speaking on Saturday afternoon, after their match against WACO Ladies, the friendly speaking Coach said she’s excited and on top of the world that the team is working perfectly to their target

 

“I feel excited because that was my dream before we came around.”

 

Confluence Queens is one of the highest scoring side with 9 goals and none conceded yet against SGH Ladies, Sunshine Queens and WACO Ladies.

 

Esther Michael while reacting to this feat said they had plans on ground from previous outings and the hard work is beginning to pay off.

 

“Even before we came for this tournament, we went to Edo, picked up one or two lessons there then we set a target, surely we are going to come victorious because even the last tournament, Confluence Queens player was the highest goals scorer, so we are fully focused on our target.”

 

On what their next move is going to be from the quarter finals stage, Esther said that, they hope to keep up with their good record in the competition and probably get to the final.

 

“By God’s grace, we are coming out all out to put up good performance and aim for the win.”

 

The Coach also revealed what they have in stock ahead of the coming NWFL Premiership season.

 

“One of our plans is not to just qualify for the Super 6, but to try a step further and win the Premiership.”

 

Confluence Queens crashed out of the first round of the 2020 Flying Officers Cup, but have already won their three group games in the ongoing 2021 edition.

Continue Reading

Trending