Odahiekwu Ogunde, Yenagoa
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has graced the opening fixture of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Women Premier League encounter between Bayelsa Queens of Yenagoa and Sunshine Queens of Akure at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa.
The governor was in company with members of his exco and other dignitaries in a game that was filled with scintillating displays from both sides.
Technical adviser of Bayelsa Queens, Moses Adaku, made few changes from the team that beat Nasarawa Amazons in the final of the just-concluded Flying Officers Cup in Abuja
Bayelsa Queens’ Captain, Joy Jerry, gave the host on 27th minute through Igwe Uzoamaka cross to go pass the visitors’ ‘”goalkeeper who had twice saved Anjor Mary’s shot.
However, the visitors almost restored parity three minutes after the opener but Bayelsa Queens goalie, Okeke Oyinyechukwu, made the difference .
Precious Vincent on 34th minutes doubled the lead for the Yenagoa-based side, seven minutes later Funkule Seun reduced the deficit for the visitors through goalkeeper Okeke Oyinyechukwu’s blunder.
Bayelsa Queens sensation, Anjor Mary, would have made it three but the woodwork saved her long range shot on 60th minute, despite missing several scoring opportunities in the second half.
The victory leaves Bayelsa Queens with three points after match day one of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Women Premier league.