CAF Women's Champions League - WAFU B qualifiers: Resilient Delta Queens Secure Crucial Win Against USFA

Published on: 21 August 2023
CAF Women's Champions League - WAFU B qualifiers: Resilient Delta Queens Secure Crucial Win Against USFA
Delta Queens.

Nigeria Women Premier League  champions Delta Queens aren't slowing down the momentum following an unbeaten 2022/23 campaign in the league, picking off from where they left as they ran riot against USFA in the CAF Women's Champions League WAFU B qualifiers yesterday.

Tosan Blankson side had taken the deserved lead five minutes into the game through Alaba Olabiyi but they were reduced to 10 men after Vera Samuel got a marching out order in the opening exchanges of the Group A match but still dominated the contest to earn a crucial victory in the opening match of the tournament in Benin City, reports.

With the Nigerian coach forced into a tactical reshuffle due to the red card, the home side displayed great determination against their Burkinabe opponents and it didn't take long before the NWFL defending champions doubled their advantage on the hour mark as midfielder Chinaza Agoh pounced on a defensive mistake to make it 2-0.

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As USFA pushed for a way back into the match, the Nigerians put the result beyond doubt when substitute Mercy Omokwo slotted home the third goal with 11 minutes remaining.

The win leaves Delta Queens in a strong position to qualify for the knock-out stages on the competition in their three-team Group A.

The tournament continues on Tuesday when Amis du Monde face Athletico of Cte d'Ivoire while Burkinabe side USFA take on Sam Nelly of Benin.

Meanwhile, Ghanaian champions Ampem Darkoa Ladies who also began their CAF Women's Champions League WAFU Zone B qualifying campaign with earned an emphatic 4-2 win over Togolese club Amid Du Monde at the tournament in Nigeria on Sunday.

The win provides a major boost to Ampem ahead of their final and next Group B match against Ivorian club Atletico FC in their three-team group.


By Olaleye Oluwadamilola