Osun Babes FC defender, Habibat Akinwande, remains optimistic of playing in the Super 4 despite the club’s poor run of form in the first round of the Nigeria Women Premier League.
The ‘Omoluabi Queens’ kicked off the 2019 NWPL with a 1-1 draw against Delta Queens at the Osogbo City Stadium. However, a 1-0 defeat to FC Robo in Surulere put the team under pressure before they lost their last game in Port Hacourt to Rivers Angels by 2-1.
Losing two games and drawing one have left Osun Babes bottom in Group A below Rivers Angels, Delta Queens and FC Robo.
Her team will face a difficult task of playing Rivers Angels in Osogbo when the league resumes on the 28th of August 2019 and Akinwande still think it’s not over yet.
“The league is very tough and we just have to keep up with the pace of playing against tough opponents as Rivers Angels, FC Robo and Delta Queens even makes it tougher.
“Its sad we ended the first round with just a point from three matches, but it isn’t just over yet, we are not giving up despite the challenges, Akinwande told thenwfl.com
“We understand that with hard work, determination and the support of the fans, we can get better results in the second round and that means we have to work harder and improve on our games.
“We have to look forward and not backward. The first round is over and the earlier we get over this, the better for us. She concluded.