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CAF WCL: Bayelsa Queens Beat TP Mazembe To Keep Semi-final Qualification Hopes Alive

CAF WCL: Bayelsa Queens Beat TP Mazembe To Keep Semi-final Qualification Hopes Alive

Bayelsa Queens recorded their first-ever win at the CAF women’s Champions League after defeating DR Congo’s TP Mazembe 2-0 in their second Group B game on Thursday in Morocco.

Heading into the game, Bayelsa Queens lost 2-1 to defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns in their group opener.

But first half goals from Ogoma Joseph and Chinyere Igboamalu secured the important win for Bayelsa Queens.

Joseph broke the deadlock in the 3rd minute from the penalty spot before Igboamalu added the second on 24 minutes.

Up next for Bayelsa Queens is a must win game against Wadi Degla of Egypt and the game comes up on Sunday, 6th November.

Meanwhile, Mamelodi Sundowns have qualified for the semi-finals after they hammered Wadi Degla 5-0 in their second group game on Thursday.

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  • Steve osuoha 2 years ago

    Congratulations girls , now go there in your next game to qualify, make sure you hammer the Egyptians cos you can’t tell , so that you can win your group?…In this match against TP you wasted so many chances, the stickers should look at for one another , don’t waste your chances as it may come back to hunt you !!

  • I can’t understand why they wasted so many chances,coupled to this they have very selfish attackers all trying to score goals outside team work.They can’t win against the south Africans with this attitude if they qualify for the finals.Look at the price money,with that money,the club can’t remain the same ohhhhhh

  • Papafem 2 years ago

    This is common to most teams populated by home based players. The finesse to finish off a match in record time by coverting their chances is always lacking. It happened to the Flamingos, the Falcinets, the u23 team and even the home Based Eagles against Ghana. It beats my imagination how those clear cut chances will come your way in a very tough match and get wasted.

    Bayelsa Queens yesterday would have won the match by as many as 5-0 but miserably managed only 2-0 win If the Congolese had more experience like Mamelodi Sundowns, they would have beaten the Nigerian girls. In our first match, we lost to the South Africans because of this carelessness. Even our various clubs in CAF competitions this year are where they are now because they couldn’t take their chances at home.

    What is exactly wrong with coaching in Nigeria? This is a major technical deficiency NFF should look at. They should encourage our coaches to go on refresher courses. A coach without a clear cut philosophy and a clear plan to input this on his players will always have a clueless team. The last time I see the semblance of a technically sound home grown team was in 2003 and 2004 with the performance of Eyimba in CAF Champions League. They matched the north Africans in almost everything, converted their chances at home and away and became the first club in Nigeria to win CAF Champions League. Thanks to Coaches Khadiri Ikhana and Okey Emordi.

    I also like BCC Lions of Gboko of 1990s, captained by Bolaji Douglas and coached by Shaibu Ahmadu. Their brand of foitball was so exciting. I also like what I saw in 3SC of 1996 under Coach Ahmadu Shuaibu. They played very attractive football and produced plenty of goals home and away. Ajibade Babalade’s rocket of a shot against Zamalek in the first leg of the final still remains fresh in memory. I love the Suoer Falcons under coach Ismaila Mabo. I’ve never seen a Super Fakcons team as sound as Mabo’s Falcons.

    Why can’t we bend back a bit and ask ourselves how they did it then? It’s frustrating watching our teams these days in international competitions. You’ll see players full of skills but very terrible goal scoring technique. Our players these days are guided by the urge to win football scouts than win football matches for their club or country. They tend to take on a keeper or defender to earn all the glory than release their teammates in better scoring positions. There is total lack of discipline and communication in most cases in that final third.

    If Gusau is serious about leaving a lasting legacy, he should invest his time and energy in grassroot football, not on devoting players, but coaches as well. He should lokk into this with all sincerity and invest in our coaches. Otherwise, we will continue playing second fiddle to some countries in Africa in club football.

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