Super Six: Nasarawa Amazons Coach Sees Progress Despite Goalless Draw Against Rivers Angels

Super Six: Nassarawa Amazons Coach Sees Progress Despite Goalless Draw Against Rivers Angels

The 2024 NWFL Premiership Super Six match between the Nasarawa Amazons and Rivers Angels ended in a goalless draw, but the Amazons’ coach, Christopher Danjuma, remains optimistic about his team’s performance.Super Six: Nassarawa Amazons Coach Sees Progress Despite Goalless Draw Against Rivers Angels

Despite the need for a vital win to boost their confidence, the Nasarawa Ladies showed promise, creating decent chances to claim a point from a strong opponent.

The Nasarawa Amazons came into the game at the Samson Siasia Stadium seeking their first win after a draw and a defeat in their previous matches.

On the other hand, Rivers Angels aimed to maintain their top position in the Super Six standings, having secured a draw and a win.

The game kicked off with high intensity, and just four minutes in, Olamide Adugbe of Rivers Angels nearly opened the scoring, but her shot went wide. Nassarawa Amazons Coach Hail Team's Effort in Draw vs Rivers Angels

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The first half saw both teams battling hard, but neither could break the deadlock.

In the second half, Nasarawa Amazons increased the pressure on Rivers Angels’ defence.

Bibiana Odoh had a golden opportunity to score but missed a clear chance. Despite five minutes of added time, the match ended in a goalless draw.

Speaking with full confidence after the game, coach Danjuma expressed his belief that no team is invincible in the NWFL Super Six and vowed that his team will fight until the very end.Nassarawa Amazons Coach Hail Team's Effort in Draw vs Rivers Angels

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While acknowledging the missed chances, Danjuma was not disappointed with the result, considering the decent opportunities his team created.

“I have a team I’m building, so I’m not disappointed in the level at which my players expressed themselves today. It is about players’ development. The greatest thing is developing the woman footballer,” he said.

Statistically, the Jewels of Rivers dominated with six shots on target compared to Nasarawa’s two.

Rivers Ladies also had more corner kicks (5-4) and committed fewer fouls (11-19).Nassarawa Amazons Coach Hail Team's Effort in Draw vs Rivers Angels

However, Nasarawa Amazons were caught offside more often (5-1) and received more yellow cards (3-1).

Rivers Angels’ goalkeeper played a crucial role, making six vital saves, while Nasarawa Amazons’ goalkeeper made two saves.

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Despite these statistics, the Amazons’ resilience and fighting spirit were evident throughout the match.

This result leaves the Amazons still in search of their first win, but Coach Danjuma’s positive outlook and belief in his team’s progress could be the catalyst they need for upcoming matches.

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