Bayelsa Queens, Rivers Angels, Adamawa Queens and Confluence Queens remain on top of their various groups in the 2019 Nigeria Women Premier League campaign.
Week 5 saw alot of interesting results with Ghanaian import Patience Adjetey scoring a brace against Osun Babes in a 3-1 win over the Omoluabi Queens. Adamawa Queens won Heartland Queens by a lone goal, while Abia Angels went to Makurdi to pick maximum three points.
Other results saw Rivers Angels playing a 1-1 draw against FC Robo in Lagos, while Sunshine Queens also picked a draw in Lafia against Nasarawa Amazons. DreamStars Ladies failed to raise their game against Edo Queens as they were beaten by 2-0 in Benin.
Which players impressed over the fifth week of the Nigeria Women Premier League actions?
Here is the official NWPL team of week 5.
OBINDINMA NKIRUKA (Adamawa Queens) (Goalkeeper)
Obindinma haven’t conceded a goal in five matches and also didn’t concede against Heartland Queens in week 5. The former Taraba Queens goalie brings really leadership to the ‘Fintiri’ Ladies defence and thus deserve to be on the team of the week for the second time in a row.
TOSIN DEMEHIN (Sunshine Queens) (Right Full Back)
Nasarawa Amazons manager Christopher Danjuma had a game plan at the Lafia City Stadium to stifle space in Sunshine Queens midfield, but completely forgot about Tosin Demehin’s and her prowess down the right side. The young defender is getting use to her new position and ran the flank against the Solid Babes and duly made the most of the spaces afforded to her.
UZOAMAKA IGWE (Bayelsa Queens) (Left Full Back)
Over the years, the left full back has scored some important goals for the ‘Restoration Ladies’ and did so well against Kaduna Queens. She showed great fitness and desire to back up the defence line but also defended diligently throughout.
MAGARET ADEMULEGAN (Abia Angels) (Centre Back)
The centre back was rock solid as ‘The Angels from the east’ beat Invincible Angels 1-0 at the Aper Aku stadium. Ademulegan dealt with the threat of Ayatsea and shut down numerous home attacks, be it via her aerial dominance or reading the game. She deserves to be in the team of the week.
AMAECHI OJINI (Rivers Angels) (Centre Back).
The big defender played a huge role as her side picked a point in Surulere against a very difficult team. Against FC Robo in Lagos on Wednesday, she put in a towering display, relishing the physical battle with Folashade Ijamilusi and Monday Gift.
REGINA OTU (Midfield) (Edo Queens)
Regina Otu has much improved under Adejior and has rediscovered her form ever since re-joining the ‘Obaseki Girls’ from Pelican Stars, including a call up to the Super Falcons. She was important to her side’s 2-0 over Dream Stars Ladies in Benin, showing some leadership qualities.
PATIENCE ADJETEY (Delta Queens) (Midfield)
The Ghanian import scored a brace against Osun Babes in Asaba and has been in great form all through the season. Aside from the two goals, Adjetey produced a typically classy display at the heart of midfield and was often seen prompting and probing the ‘Omoluabi Queens’ defence.
UDUAKABONG PETER (Iboms Angels) (Forward)
She scored a fantastic free kick from about 25yards to give her team a deserved 2-0 victory over Confluence Queens. The Uyo born attacking midfielder was busy at the Ikot-Ekpene Stadium, using the ball to good effect, getting shots off and also chipping in defensively throughout in what was a tough encounter for the ‘Orange Ladies’, carrying the ball when necessary to relieve pressure and was efficient in the final third.
JOKE EJALONIBU (Nasarawa Amazons) (Forward)
Joke Ejalonibu was at her very best in Nasarawa Amazons goalless draw against Sunshine Queens in Lafia. She was exceptional and showed some level of experience as she created some goal scoring chances.
MONDAY GIFT (FC Robo) (Attacker)
Fast and consistent, Monday Gift is perhaps one of the best players in the league and has continually shown that wit class. Gifted with a wonderful left foot, Monday was all over the defense line of Rivers Angels and was instrumental to her team picking a point at home.
OSSOL KELVINE (Abia Angels) Attacker
The Cameroonian was at her very best in Abia Angels win over Invincible Angels in Makurdi, putting the ‘Gboko Ladies’ to the sword with her lone goal. The lioness gave Invincible Angels centre-halves a torrid time throughout with her movement , drifting into channels and creating space for her teammates.