Rivers Angels Football Club of Port Harcourt on Wednesday defeated the City of David Ladies FC of Lagos 4-1 in the second round of the ongoing 2015 Women’s Federation Cup.
In the match played at the Area 3 Football Pitch in Abuja, Rivers Angels were totally in control of the game in the first half.
Mercy Amauze opened scores, before goals by Loveth Ayila and Ijeoma Emenike gave them a 3-0 half time lead.
On resumption of the second half, COD Ladies’ defender Gift Monday scored to give her side a faint hope, before Emenike recorded her with a 67th minute goal.
Both teams however created so many scoring chances in the second half but failed to convert them to goals.
At the end of the match, Edwin Okon, Head Coach of Rivers Angels FC, said he had expected a win because his opponents were weaker.
Okon said: “Late last year we defeated them 6-1.
“Now, we are the defending champions and we will fight harder to retain the title this year.
“However, I am happy we won and that was what I was expecting.”
On her part, the Head Coach of COD Ladies, Ann Chiejine, said she was pleased with the performance of her team.
Chiejine said: “I am happy and impressed with the performance of my team.
“We will get better in our subsequent matches.
“But these are young players and the graph is rising this year.
“This is a team I am building and in two or three years we will get there.”
The following are results of some of the matches played on Wednesday in the Round of 32 of the 2015 Federation Cup:
• Male Competition
Akwa United FC 3-1 Peacemakers FC
Plateau United 4-2 Kano Pillars
El Kanemi Warriors 0-0 Gateway FC (El Kanemi win 4-3 on penalty kicks)
Kwara United 2-2 ABU Zaria FC (Kwara United win 5-3 on penalty kicks)
Remo Stars 1-1 Enyimba International FC (Remo Stars win 3-1 on penalty kicks)
Prime FC 3-2 Julius Atete (Prime FC win on penalty kicks)
Heartland FC 1-0 Sharks FC
Nasarawa United 2-1 Makwada Warriors
FC IfeanyiUbah 2-1 Bayelsa United
Lobi Stars 1-0 Niger Tornadoes
Kukuruku Dragons 0-3 Rangers International
BJ Foundation 3-1 Spotlight FC
• Female Competition
Ibom Queens 0-0 Confluence Queens (Confluence Queens win 5-3 on penalty kicks)
Moje Queens 1-4 Edo Queens
Rising Queens 0-3 FC Robo
Bayelsa Queens 5-1 Beautiful Tour
Alberto Queens 0-4 Sunshine Queens
Rivers Angels 4-1 COD Ladies