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2024 President Federation Cup: Nasarawa Amazons pip Bayelsa Queens

Posted : 31 May 2024

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In a thrilling encounter at the renowned Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium in Enugu, Nasarawa Amazons Football Club secured their spot in the quarterfinals of the 2024 President Federation Cup. The match, against Bayelsa Queens of Yenagoa, proved to be a test of skill and determination for both sides.

The pride of Nasarawa fell behind in the 22nd minute when Anjor Mary of Bayelsa Queens found the back of the net, putting pressure on Nasarawa's goalkeeper Shukurat Bakare. However, the Lafia Landladies refused to concede defeat, with Nigeria U-20 international Chinyere Kalu stepping up to the challenge.

Kalu's remarkable performance came at a crucial moment, as her well-struck free kick in the dying moments of the game equalized the scoreline to 1-1 just before the final whistle blew. This goal not only salvaged Nasarawa's hopes of advancing but also showcased Kalu's talent and composure under pressure.

As the game ended in a draw after regulation time, it was down to a nerve-wracking penalty shootout to determine the winner. Nasarawa Amazons displayed remarkable precision and composure, converting all six of their spot-kicks flawlessly. On the other hand, Bayelsa Queens missed one of their penalties, resulting in a final score of 6-5 in favor of Nasarawa.

With this hard-fought victory, Nasarawa Amazons booked their spot in the quarterfinals of the President Federation Cup. Their next challenge awaits them against Remo Stars Ladies, where they will compete for a coveted place in the semi-finals. The upcoming match promises to be another intense showdown, as Nasarawa Amazons continue their quest for glory in the prestigious tournament.


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