Abia Angels' Captain believes team will improve after loss to Robo Queens

Published on: 17 February 2023

Defender and captain of Abia Angels, Victoria Eyakndue has refused to allow her team's recent poor run of form to stop her from believing the team's ability to make the Super Six of the Nigeria Women's Football League, NWFL Premiership at the end of the ongoing season, Nigeriasoccernet.com reports.

Abia Angels woes seemed to have perpetuated after another defeated handed to them by Lagos side, Robo Queens at the Legacy Pitch, Surulere on Wednesday in what was their third consecutive loss.

The Angels from Abia fell by two goals to nil after Folashade Ijamilusi and Taiwo Lawal scored in the second half after a stalemate affair in the first phase.

The former Ibom Angels centre back however is upbeat of her side's resurgence as soon as possible when she spoke to the media on Thursday.

“I will say it was a good game for my team, Abia Angels. We fought as a team no matter what. It’s part of football. It’s either you win, lose, or draw. I give kudos to my team. We fought hard as a team,” Eyakndue said.

“I won’t say the mid-season break affected our performance. Will say God knows the end of a thing from the beginning. We will still wait for the subsequent matches. I know my team will improve.”

She states that the team will get nothing less than a win in their next match as their target to finish in the top three which will qualify them for the Super Six.

“I expect nothing less than a win in our next match against Ibom Angels. Personally, I believe we will improve from our next game and start winning games,” she continued.

“Our target this season generally is to qualify for the Super Six and I believe by God’s grace, we will be able to aim towards that. Irrespective of how we start this second stanza of the season, we will still be able to work towards getting to the Super Six at the end.”

Abia Angels will play Eyakndue's former side, Ibom Angels in their match day 10 fixture in Abia State next Wednesday as they seek to get back to winning ways.

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