Women’s AITEO Cup: Five-star Bayelsa Queens dim Sunshine Queens


Macleans Okogbe score four goals as Bayelsa Queens dismantled Sunshine Queens 5-1 in one of four Women’s AITEO Cup Round of 16 replays decided on Saturday.

The match which was played at the Nembe City Stadium saw Okogbe score in the 6th, 36th, 46th and 77th minutes against a hapless Sunshine Queens that could only manage one goal.

Aminat Yakubu then put the icing on the cake for Bayelsa Queens as she made it 5-1 before the final whistle.

When both teams played in Akure on Wednesday, the match had ended in a goalless draw.

Bayelsa Queens have now knocked out the team that defeated them in the 2015 Federation Cup final. The quarter finals will see them face another heavyweight in Nasarawa Amazons.

Elsewhere, still on Saturday, Pelican Stars progressed to the AITEO Cup last eight after seeing off FC Robo Queens 4-2 on penalties following another draw in Lagos.

The first match on Wednesday in Calabar ended in a 1-1 draw, while the replay in Lagos ended 2-2 before the penalty shootout.

At the Itam Sports Complex in Akwa Ibom, the home side, Ibom Angels were the ones celebrating after 90 minutes as they dispatched Osun Babes 1-0 to progress to the quarter finals of the AITEO Cup.

Meanwhile Jokodolu FC failed to show up in Umuahia for the replay of their Round of 16 clash against Abia Angels.

As a result, Abia Angels complete the Women’s AITEO Cup quarter finals line-up.


AITEO Cup QF Fixtures

Match 1: Bayelsa Queens vs Nasarawa Amazons

Match 2: Ibom Angels vs Pelican Stars

Match 3: Rivers Angels vs Edo Queens

Match 4: Abia Angels vs Confluence Queens

Winner of match 1 vs Winner of match 3
Winner of match 2 vs Winner of match 4

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