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FC Robo, Bayelsa Battle For N10million In Aiteo Cup final

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Two Nigeria Women Football League Premiership clubs will take to the field in a battle of the Queens to determine who wins this year’s edition of the Women’s Aiteo Cup title.

Going into today’s final, Bayelsa Queens FC defeated former FA Cup champions Rivers Angels 5-0 in the semi-finals, while FC Robo Queens of Lagos beat Edo Queens 5-3 on penalties in the semis.

Bayelsa Queens will unleash some Super Falcons Stars like Joy Bokiri, Peace Efih,Joy Jerry and Charity Reuben with support from Abidemi Ibe to wreck the boat of FC Robo in today’s grand final.

While, FC Robo Queens onslaught against Bayelsa Queens will be left by high scoring Gift Monday, Esther Onyenezide and Folashade Ijamilusi.

FC Robo Chief Coach and proprietor, Emmanuel Osahon, has vowed to do everything possible on the field of play to win today’s final match.

He said in Benin City: “For some years now, FC Robo Queens have been an underachievers despite producing some of the best players in women’s football in the world, but we have resolved as a club to end this negative narrative about us. That is why we need to win today’s final to become one of the greatest clubs in the history of women’s football in Nigeria.

“Bayelsa Queens are one of the greatest women’s football clubs in Nigeria as multiple league champions, but that is not the same with FC Robo. We have told ourselves in the club that, the new status, of being one of the major clubs in Nigeria, must be achieved this year and it must be done with the Aiteo Cup final, with the title in our bag.”

Osahon added: “After missing the NWFL Premiership Super Six title by the skin of the teeth, we have learnt our lessons and we won’t make the same mistake in the Aiteo Cup final. We have come a long way, and there is no shying away from our immediate responsibility,” noting that: “In the last number of years, FC Robo had played in the quarter finals of the Aiteo Cup, but enough is enough. After the attainment of the elite club status in Nigerian Women’s Football, following the positive revolution at the NWFL Premiership Super Six in Ijebu Ode, we don’t have any option than to grab the opportunity with both hands. This is the only way we can change our status.”

Bayelsa Queens Fc of Yenagoa have expressed their determinations to beat FC Robo of Lagos to win today’s Aiteo Cup final.

According to the team’s Chief coach, Moses Aduku, a former Nigeria junior international player. “With our current form, there is no way FC Robo would stop Bayelsa Queens from taking the Aiteo Cup title.”

Aduku, a former Julius Berger FC of Lagos midfielder, stressed that, after the correction of the errors made at the NWFL Premiership Super Six, “Bayelsa Queens Fc are back to winning ways.

“My players were consumed by the euphoria of the NWFL Super Six, but we have overcome that and this is visible from the current form of the team. After the completion of the 2021 season, we didn’t go on break but stayed back in camp to train and plan for the Aiteo Cup challenge. We have perfected all our plans to win the Aiteo Cup title, and we won’t hesitate to crush any opposition on the way to winning the title.”

The winner of today women’s Aiteo Cup final will go home with a cash prize of N10 million, while the first runners up take N5 million.

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