Rives Angels of Port Harcourt coach, Edwin Okon is singing praises for his players, following their stunning performance and victory over Hassacas of Ghana in the CAF Women’s Champions League qualifiers in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, megasportsaena.com reports.
Okon said he was happy seeing his players justify their status as current champions of Nigeria Women’s Football League (NWFL), as The Garden City lasses outclassed their Ghanaian foes in the opening game of the UFOA B qualifying competition for the inaugural Women’s Champions League.
Rivers Angels took control of the game at Stade Robert Champroux from the word go and went on to win 2-0, as they moved a step closer to the semi-finals, following an opening goal from Deborah Abiodun in the 17th minute.
Abiodun’s goal came after she finished a fine cross by Vivian Ikechukwu and The Angels held on till half time, following which they continued from where they stopped in the first half and took total control of the tie, from which they added a second goal seven minutes after the break , as Maryann Ezenagu doubled their lead on 52 minutes.
The gaffer =was understandably upbeat after seeing his side go top of Group B, but he admitted they cannot afford to rest just yet, as they prepare for their next game against AS Police de Niamey of Niger on Tuesday.
Okon declared: “Nobody can do anything right except the Master. No coach can do anything right. Whatever formation you want to play, it’s only the Master that can assist you. If you want to play 4-4-2, 4-5-2, 4-3-1, whatever.
“We discovered that they were playing 4-3-3 and we decided to play same 4-3-3 with them. It has to be strength versus strength, and that is the area we conquered them, because we had more possession of the ball than them.”