Despite losing 3-2 at home to FC Robo Queens of Lagos, Ibom Angels gave all their best as a team full of potentials and can stand the test of time before the end of the ongoing NWFLPremiership season.
The encounter which was 1 of the week 4 games of the Nigeria Women Football League Premiership was played at the training pitch of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Wednesday.
The Uyo based side, made up of very young, talented and inexperienced players conceded two quick goals in less than ten minutes after kick off, and conceded the 3rd with 2 minutes to the half time break
FC Robo Queens Oladipo Shukurat scored her lone goal in between Ijamilusi Folashade’s brace
The efforts of the players especially Abasiofon Uwah, Idara Peter, Imoh Jones and Goodness Usen, who are currently playing in the women’s top flight for the first time in their careers did not go unnoticed.
Adekemi Akintan , who now has two goals in four matches reduced the deficit for the Angels in added time of the first stanza.
Imoh Jones made it two for Ibom Angels 3 minutes after the restart through a corner kick which was poorly handled by the visiting goalkeeper, Mercy Olodu; Imoh Jones benefited to lob it into the back of the net for the home team’s 2nd and final goal in the match.
Ibom Angels gaffer, Usen Ebuk, apologized to the fans for the result, adding that the team will live up to expectations in subsequent games.
” There are so many challenges in the team, raising the team from nowhere, no name, no experience with time they will get to where they have to be. I am assuring everyone that with time the team will pick the points that they have lost today away from home.
The coach of FC Robo Queens, Emmanuel Osahon, gave Kudos to Ibom Angels for having that fighting spirit to hold his side to a stand still after leading in the first half by a 3 goal margin.
“They are a good side they came all out in the second half and gave us a good fight for their money, We were just lucky to take our chances in the first half and that just it“
Ibom Angels will next face Edo Queens FC in Uyo.