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Rivers are Winners Cup champs

Rivers Angels head coach, Edwin Okon has expressed satisfaction with his side hard fight win of the 2016 Winners Cup at the expense of top-flight rivals, Nasarawa Amazons. The Cup holders defeated the Lafia landladies 5-3 on penalties after a goalless full time score in Saturday’s Winners Cup at the Fifa Goal Project ground of the Abuja National Stadium.

Okon said the Cup opponents, Nasarawa Amazons gave his side good fight for the soul of the coveted trophy. “We are happy to have won the Cup for keep and eight times overall, it’s our first silverware of the year as well as a big boost ahead of the upcoming league season. “We would have won the match within the regulation time but some sore misses in the keenly contested encounter.

“I now know better that women should not be allowed to enjoy more breaks as it puts them off shape.“That’s the biggest challenge I faced trying to knock the players back to shape after the yuletide break and it greatly affected our performance in the game. “I thank God we overcome the scares of Nasarawa Amazons who were alright physical and rough. “That’s the match plan they threw at us aimed at unsettling my players but it worked only by half.

“I’m happy that the record book of domination over Nasarawa Amazons was kept intact,” said the former Super Falcons head coach to supersport.com. The conclusion of the Winners Cup competition has officially brought to a successful end the 2016 women’s league season.

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