NWFL22: Master Class Defending Earns Osun Babes a Point in Lokoja
By Oluwaseun Omolola
The highly anticipated NWFL match between Confluence Queens and Osun Babes ended in stalemate at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja on Thursday, March 10.
The match which was supposed to be played on Wednesday was shifted to Thursday by the League body because of an alleged match fixing claim.
Osun Babes, coming from a disappointing home draw against Naija Ratels were determined not to lose against Confluence Queens and launched a fierce attacking force on their host from the blast of the whistle.
Confluence Queens could have taken the lead early in the game from a well taken free kick at the edge of the area but Osun Babes shotstopper, Nwachukwu Elizabeth was equal to the task as she made a great save.
The defence line of Osun Babes headed by the stand-in captain, Kemi Abiodun and Idowu Kuku did tremendous job at by thwarting all the runs of Confluence Queens throughout the game.
Marcus Grace, a shinning light in the attack of Osun Babes was throughout the game a thorn in the flesh of Confluence Queens and was always brought down whenever she had the ball.
Confluence Queens made some couple of changes early in the second half which could have paid off if not for the great reflex reaction of Osun Babes Goalkeeper, Nwachukwu Elizabeth who made a world class save to deny Winifred Eyebhoria the opener from a long range effort.
As an entity, Osun Babes defended well and got away with a deserved draw.
After the match, coach of the team, Yinka Adunola expressed satisfaction with the result adding that there is still room for the team to qualify for the super six.
The stand-in captain of the Omoluabi Queens, Kemi Abiodun said that the away draw will surely put the team in high spirit as they prepare for their next game against leaders Nasarawa Amazons.
Osun Babes will take on Nasarawa Amazons in their next league game at the Lanre Leke stadium, Ile Ogbo next Wednesday.